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Corp John Peter Fardy
Birth: Aug. 8, 1922
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 7, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. John Peter Fardy served as a Corporal and squad leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Islands. It was on May 6, 1945 when Company C was advancing against a strongly fortified defended Japanese position that Corporal Fardy's squad was suddenly brought under heavy small-arms fire. Corporal Fardy temporarily deployed his men along a convenient drainage ditch. Shortly afterwards, an enemy hand grenade landed in the ditch, falling among the pinned-down Marines. Instantly, Corporal Fardy flung himself upon the grenade and absorbed the exploding charge with his own body. Taken to a field hospital, Corporal Fardy died the next day. The Medal of Honor was presented to Corporal Fardy's parents, at ceremonies conducted by the Marine Corps League in Chicago on September 15, 1946, his medal was accredited to the state of Illinois. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7721097
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Thank you for your sacrifice and showing your love for your fellow Marines giving all so they could live Hero on deck!
- dukemayfield
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
NARA Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014

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 Added: Aug. 8, 2014
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