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John Moon

Courtesy WIU

A Celebration of Life service will be held next week for John Moon.  Western Illinois University called the Macomb man the oldest known survivor of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Courtesy of the Western Illinois Museum

John Moon of Macomb said he signed up for the military after hearing news about the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.