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1939 WIU Alumnus & WWII Marine Corps Veteran Sings National Anthem

January 19, 2018

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The incomparable John Moon, singing the "National Anthem" at the Jan. 18 Western Illinois University Women's Basketball game, which was also Military Appreciation Night. The 101-year-old (almost 102!) WWII Marine Corps Veteran and 1939 WIU alumnus is the oldest known living Iwo Jima survivor. We are so proud to call this amazing man a member of our #WIU family.

Read more about John in the spring issue of the alumni magazine (page 14).

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