Canley, who invested 28 years in the service, left El Dorado, Arkansas, at the age of 15 to sign up with the Marines.
He was released to Vietnam numerous times from 1965 to 1970 and his efforts conserved the lives of lots of guys, making him the Navy Cross.
Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., sponsored the congressional costs authorizing his award, which was passed in January.
“ His heroism and bravery showcases what being an American hero really indicates, ” Brownley stated last month, according to Stars and Stripes.
Canley’ s child Patricia Sargent informed USA Today that her daddy’ s management has actually been the significance of his life.
“ It ’ s about the person,” she stated. “And whether it’ s teaching things to them or getting challenges out of their method so they can accomplish other things. I believe that’ s been his life ’ s work. He ’ s done that for Marines. He ’ s done that for myself, my sibling and sis. Now I see him passing those little bits on to his grandkids.”