John J. McGinty III

 

 

Age: 73

 

Summary: retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who had received the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of dozens of his men during an enemy attack in Vietnam but later relinquished it for religious reasons.

 

 

Cause of Death: Bone cancer

 

Born: January 21, 1940

 

Died: January 17, 2014

 

Location: Beaufort, South Carolina