Farley, John Joseph, Jr., MM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, MM-0000, USS Heermann (DD-532)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
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Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
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MM-Machinists Mate
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Home Town
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Last Address
Concord, CA

Date of Passing
May 06, 2007
Location of Interment
Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Lafayette, California
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  1960, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association2

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 39-27
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Chicago (CA-29)USS Heermann (DD-532)
  1939-1941, USS California (BB-44)
  1941-1943, MM-0000, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1943-1944, MM-0000, USS Heermann (DD-532)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of San Francisco
  1947-1950, University of San Francisco
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John Joseph Farley Jr.

John Joseph Farley Jr. 1921 - 2007 Resident of Concord Pearl Harbor Survivor John Farley, 85, a longtime resident of Concord, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2007. John was born in San Francisco, the son of John Sr. and Ruth (Beban) Farley. John was a Pearl Harbor Survivor serving aboard the USS California on December 7th, 1941. John later transferred to the USS Chicago and the USS Heermann. After World War II ended, John graduated from the University of San Francisco. He married Alice Clare O'Connell. John retired from the Contra Costa County Assessor's Office. He was an original parishioner of Most Precious Blood Church, now known as St. Franics of Assisi. He was very active with the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chapter 13 in Walnut Creek. John was affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America Troops 165, 267 and 490, all in Concord. He also enjoyed volunteering with Loaves and Fishes and his many trips with Clare to Europe. John was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Clare Farley in 2001; and his sister, Mary Gaydosh. He is survived by his 6 children, Gerald (Barbara), Paul (Janet), Eileen, Kathleen, Michael (Kim), and Maureen (Bill). He was the loving grandpa of Michael and Amanda. John is also survived by his sister, Sr. Carmela Farley OLVN. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Anne Kennedy; brother-in-law, Hank O'Connell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by a special family friend, John E. Antczak and Buster. The family wishes to thank Mt. Diablo Hospital A-3rd floor, Vitas Hospice and Abel Care Home for their loving care and support. Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 2007 from 12 noon-1 p.m., with Rosary and Funeral Liturgy at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Silverado Council, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, or Save Mount Diablo (beacon fund) c/o Ron Brown, 1901 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Ouimet Bros. Chapel (925) 682-4242
Published in Contra Costa Times on May 9, 2007
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