U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
A Medal of Honor on December 7
Navy Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn manned a .50-caliber machine gun mounted in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was one of 15 men awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that day.