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FReeper Canteen ~ Surprising Facts About The Medal of Honor ~ July 15, 2013
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Posted on 07/14/2013 5:02:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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Surprising Facts About The
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On July 25, 1862, the Medal of Honor was created.

Citations for Medal of Honor recipients describe feats of courage, strength, and resilience. Recipients overcame the paralysis of fear, and in some cases, they persevered in spite of wounds that would normally be so painful as to be disabling. Some of these heroes willingly gave their lives for the sake of their buddies.

While it is worth setting aside time to remember the extraordinary service and sacrifice symbolized by the Medal of Honor, it is even more important share that legacy with current and future generations.

Here are eight surprising facts about the Medal of Honor.

1. The earliest actions for which the Medal was awarded took place before the Civil War had even begun (Feb. 13-14, 1861). Bernard J.D. Irwin was an Assistant Surgeon in the Army when he voluntarily went to the rescue of 2d Lt. George N. Bascom who was trapped with 60 members of the 7th Infantry. Irwin and 14 men began the 100-mile trek to Bascom’s forces riding mules. After fighting and capturing Apaches along the way, as well as recovering stolen horses and cattle, Irwin reached Bascom’s forces and helped break the siege. The Medal of Honor was awarded to Irwin on Jan. 24, 1894 – more than 30 years after he performed his heroic deed.

2. Originally, the Medal of Honor was only awarded to enlisted service members. On March 3, 1863, this was extended to include officers as well.

3. There are three versions of the Medal of Honor: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Members of the U.S. Marines Corps and U.S. Coast Guard are eligible to receive the Navy version. Each of the armed services maintains their own regulations governing the award.

4. Only one woman has received the Medal of Honor and her award was temporarily rescinded. President Andrew Johnson presented the Medal of Honor to Dr. Mary E. Walker on Nov. 11, 1865 for her work as a Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon in a series of battles from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Caught by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy, she also spent four months as a Prisoner of War. Although her award was rescinded along with hundreds of others in 1917, upon the passage of legislation that stated the medal could only be given to persons who had engaged in “actual combat with an enemy,” Walker’s Medal of Honor was restored on June 10, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter.


Because of her selfless service during the war, Dr. Mary E.
Walker became the only woman in U.S. history to receive the
Medal of Honor, which was rescinded in 1917 and restored in 1977.

 

5. The Medal of Honor recommendation process can take in excess of 18 months with intense scrutiny every step of the way because of the need for accuracy. The following organizations and individuals play key roles in the Army Medal of Honor recommendation process: the Soldier’s Chain of Command, a Member of Congress, Department of the Army Personnel Command, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of Defense and the President. To see a visual depiction of the process, visit http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/steps.html

6. Children of Medal of Honor recipients are not subject to quotas if they are qualified and desire to attend the U.S. military academies.


Colin Romesha, son of former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, is escorted off
the President’s podium during the Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of his
father at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 2013. Romesha
received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during a daylong
firefight in Afghanistan in October 2009.

7. Medal of Honor recipients have uniform privileges, which allow them to wear their uniforms at any time or place they choose, unlike other military personnel or retirees.

8. Although not required by law or military regulation, service members are encouraged to salute Medal of Honor recipients as a gesture of respect and courtesy regardless of rank or status and, if the recipients are wearing the medal, whether or not they are in uniform. This is the only instance where a Soldier will receive a salute from members of a higher rank.

What facts about the Medal of Honor would YOU add to this list? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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1 posted on 07/14/2013 5:02:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC




Good evening, Kathy and Star!

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard! Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

And thanks very much for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread! is most deserving of admission to our Hall of Heroes!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 07/14/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Welcome Aboard!


3 posted on 07/14/2013 5:05:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, MA!
It’s cooled off down here, I bet it’s down below 90 by now...!


4 posted on 07/14/2013 5:11:27 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; mountainlion; BIGLOOK; laplata; HiJinx; Publius; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 07/14/2013 5:12:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you for serving.
6 posted on 07/14/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Amen Kathy ... Prayers Up.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I have seen exactly one Medal of Honor in real life. It was worn by an inspecting officer when I was inspected for walking a punishment tour when I was at West Point.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 5:27:54 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I wonder how a civilian could honor them?

Maybe placing ones hand over their heart and nodding to them.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 5:29:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy! I hope you're enjoying your one-day "weekend!"



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 07/14/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Old Sarge; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...








Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

"The Empty Chair"

By Captain Carroll "Lex" Lefon, USN (RET), on December 21st, 2004

"In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture. The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER."

Many Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding Capt. Lefon's Chronicle Of "The Empty Chair."

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 07/14/2013 5:34:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Surprising fact #9: Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension of about $1200 a month over and above any other federal or military pensions a person might get. If they are military retirees they also get a 10% bump in retiree pay.
12 posted on 07/14/2013 5:36:23 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!



LA MARSEILLAISE
Hector Berlioz Arrangement
(Click)


"Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé
Entendez vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Egorger nos fils, nos compagnes!

Refrain:

Aux armes, citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Marchons! Marchons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

Amour sacré de la patrie,
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs!
Liberté, Liberté cherie,
Combats avec tes defenseurs!
Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire
Accoure à tes males accents!
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!

Refrain

Nous entrerons dans la carrière
Quand nos ainés n'y seront plus;
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
Et la trace de leurs vertus.
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre!"

Refrain









"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 07/14/2013 5:41:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 5:42:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

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15 posted on 07/14/2013 5:45:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening to all!


16 posted on 07/14/2013 5:48:37 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: HiJinx

Wonder how far away your official weather stations is?

Mine is out near the airport and closer to the water.
It is a lovely 70 degrees here right now.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 5:55:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Official is at the airport, about 200 feet higher in elevation. They also use an amateur weather reporter’s station across the intersection from my house. Looks like it’s cooler than I thought.

The monsoon has done a good job of cooling things off.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 6:06:00 PM PDT by HiJinx (Romans 8:28)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


19 posted on 07/14/2013 6:08:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx
HJ!!


20 posted on 07/14/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
To bad that the current occupant of the White House doesn't recognize what it takes to earn the MOH.

Honoring all whov’e earned the MOH.

21 posted on 07/14/2013 6:14:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cloudmountain
cloudmountain!!


22 posted on 07/14/2013 6:15:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 0.E.O

Welcome to the Canteen, 0.E.O....thanks for adding to the surprising facts about the Medal of Honor.


23 posted on 07/14/2013 6:15:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 0.E.O
And most greatly deserved!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

24 posted on 07/14/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Other than Douglas McArthur and his Father, has their ever been another Father and Son, awarded the medal of honor?


25 posted on 07/14/2013 6:37:03 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
I wonder how a civilian could honor them?

Maybe placing ones hand over their heart and nodding to them.

Or, you could simply offer a heartfelt "Thanks".

I've met several MOH recipients. To a man they were not in any way blowhards demanding respect for The Medal. They are amazing examples of all that is best in us.  Strength, kindness, and humility

Their humility is almost funny. "You'd have done the same if you were there," they say. I suspect they know it's not true, but they seem to believe that amazing things can come from otherwise ordinary men and women. I hear a message of hope in them that is infectious.

God Bless each and every one, and in fact all the men and women who stand ready to do great violence on our behalf so that we may sleep at night in the comfort of our beds.

 

26 posted on 07/14/2013 6:37:58 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

FAIRBANKS — So far, so good.

That was the word Saturday from wildfire officials on Saturday regarding the 84,000-acre Stuart Creek 2 Fire about 30 miles east of Fairbanks near the community of Two Rivers.

Despite temperatures that rose into the 80s for the second straight day in Fairbanks, the miles of fire lines that hundreds of firefighters have been building around the wildfire in recent days were holding and officials were optimistic they would continue to do so.

“It’s pretty quiet, which is a good thing,” fire information officer Mary Hules with the Alaska Fire Service said on Saturday afternoon.

As they have been doing so for the past several days, the almost 800 firefighters battling the fire that forced the evacuation of dozens of residents along Chena Hot Springs Road a week ago continued to work on building a fire line around the north and northwest perimeters of the fire closest to the community of Pleasant Valley at 25 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road.

Before Saturday, firefighters still had about 40 miles of line to build to encircle the entire fire, information officer Joe Anderson with the AFS said. The fire still was listed as 28 percent contained.

“They’re making great progress,” Anderson said. “It is dense in there, so it’s a slow-moving process.”

On Saturday, three water-scooping aircraft were being used to drop water at strategic points along the fire’s edge where firefighters were constructing line “so they can get in there and aggressively put out the fire,” Hules said.
The warmer, drier weather was serving as “a good test” for the newly constructed fire lines, Anderson said. Fire activity increased Friday as a result of the warm, dry weather, but growth around the fire perimeter was minimal, the AFS reported.

There still were pockets of fuels burning in the interior of the fire and officials hope the fire will burn itself out once the fire line is complete around it.
“It’s just kind of yawning right now, but it’s still cooking,” Anderson said of the fire. “It doesn’t take much to get it cooking more.”

Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 80s again today before beginning to cool off slightly heading into the work week, said meteorologist Scott Berg with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.

“We are looking for more clouds and cooler temperatures as we head into the week,” he said. “We’ll see cooler temperatures with highs into the 70s and lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s.”

The clouds will bring a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms and maybe some isolated showers, but there is no significant precipitation in the forecast, Berg said.

As of Saturday, there were still 75 active fires burning in Alaska but only four of them — Stuart Creek 2, Skinny’s Road, Tetlin Junction Ridge and Moon Lake — were being fought, according to the AFS website.

The Moon Lake Fire near Tok still had more than 300 firefighters working on it as of Friday, but many of those were being demobilized this weekend to prepare for future assignments.

The Moon Lake Fire is one of six fires, along with the Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire, that is part of the Moon Lake Complex that have burned a total of almost 50,000 acres since June 20. Crews also were preparing to demobilize from the 6,700-acre Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire, which still had 73 firefighters working on it Friday.

While rain and cooler weather last week helped firefighters make good headway on the fires that are burning, there is potential for new fires to pop up with the warmer, drier weather, Anderson said.

“If we have thunderstorms again, they’re going to kick up again,” he said. “I don’t think (the fire season) is over with.”

From the News-Miner


27 posted on 07/14/2013 6:39:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...
A question for all regarding the Medal of Honor:



SgtMaj Daniel Joseph (Dan) Daly, USMC

The immortal Dan Daly was awarded two Medals of Honor during his distinguished career, first in the Boxer Rebellion and later, in the Haitian Insurrection.

1) Can anyone tell me how many Americans have been awarded two Medals of Honor?

2) Can anyone name any other of the recipients of two Medals of Honor?



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 07/14/2013 6:42:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: cloudmountain

Welcome to the Canteen, cloudmountain, and thanks for helping honor our troops and veterans.


29 posted on 07/14/2013 6:48:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Great thread, Galz! Now we know! There are many of those facts about th MOH that I had never heard!


30 posted on 07/14/2013 6:52:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, Chris, & all of you!)
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To: HiJinx

Tucson’s school is getting a new superintendent and assistant superintendent, and they are both from here. :) So there ya are!


31 posted on 07/14/2013 6:55:05 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, Chris, & all of you!)
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To: donmeaker
Good evening, donmeaker, and welcome to the Canteen.

That must be quite the memory.

We thank you for your service to our country.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 7:06:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I guess Red Erwin was awarded one but after reading his story, he probably deserved a hand full of them.


33 posted on 07/14/2013 7:07:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Frank Baldwin
Smedley Butler

C
John Laver Mather Cooper
Louis Cukela
Thomas Custer

D
Daniel Daly

H
Henry Hogan

J
Ernest A. Janson

K
John J. Kelly
John King (Medal of Honor)
Matej Kocak

L
John Lafferty

M
John McCloy (Medal of Honor)
Patrick Mullen (Medal of Honor)

O
Ludwig Andreas Olsen

P
John H. Pruitt

S
Robert Augustus Sweeney

W
Albert Weisbogel
William Wilson (Medal of Honor)


34 posted on 07/14/2013 7:09:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: yarddog
Indeed, Yarddog! I was in tears reading of the pain he endured and the stoicism and valor he displayed in the face of it! I've endured burns and seen and tended to many who have sustained burns in combat - There is no accolade too high for them!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

35 posted on 07/14/2013 7:16:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog....my guess would be that there isn’t a “proper” way, but that speaking to them, thanking them, and acknowledging one’s appreciation would go a long way.

Very interesting question. Thanks.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 7:20:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laplata
Outstanding, Brother!

Dan Daly also had the distinction of being awarded both the the Army DSC and the Navy Cross. In that, he's a member of another short list.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

37 posted on 07/14/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Read Backwards

July 15, 2013

I confess that I sometimes read the end of a book before I read the beginning. Doing so allows me to know which characters live and which characters don’t. When I know how it will turn out, I’m able to relax and thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the story and the characters.

In a similar way, reading the final book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, can be an encouragement and comfort for the followers of Jesus. Time and again, Christians are called to be overcomers (1 John 4:4; 5:4; Rev. 2:7,11,17,26; 3:5,12,21). We can be overcomers now and will be for all eternity.

As the apostle John talks about the revealing of the new heaven and the new earth in Revelation (21:1), he describes what the final victory will look like for those who have received Jesus as Savior. At that time, we will see the end of death, tears, sorrow, and pain (v.4). The Lord declares: “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son” (v.7). He will dwell with us (v.3), and He will “make all things new” (v.5).

When the trials of today seem more daunting than your strength, let the Lord show you the end of the story when you will be in His presence forever!

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle—the next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh a crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally. —Duffield
For hope today, remember the end of the story— eternity with God.

Read: Revelation 21:1-7

He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. —Revelation 21:7
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 13-15; Acts 19:21-41


38 posted on 07/14/2013 7:29:05 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I had over 100 hours walking the area, so finding that gentlemen as inspector: seemed to make it all worthwhile.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 7:33:10 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...it’s been a busy day, but I finished about half the errands scheduled for Saturday. I’m trying to get to the UPS store to get a painting shipped to the daughter of the artist. I can’t seem to get there at noon on a week day, and then they are only open on Saturday, not Sunday. I did get the suburban out for it’s weekly outing and a gas fill-up at $3.869.

Are you all healed up? How are your tomato plants, all newly staked up, doing well?

BBQ this evening?


40 posted on 07/14/2013 7:55:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Sgt.Maj. Daniel J. Daly, USMC, MOH
Stands The Watch Tonight!



"Come On, You Sons Of Bitches!
Do You Want To Live Forever?"
Bois de Belleau, Juin, 1918




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

41 posted on 07/14/2013 7:57:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! :)


42 posted on 07/14/2013 8:01:28 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, Chris, & all of you!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I wouldn’t want to cross that old Sgt. Major.

I’ve seen an Army Sgt. Major chew up a couple of Lt.’s and a Capt. At a distance and out of hearing range, of course.


43 posted on 07/14/2013 8:03:15 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The bruises are receding, albeit slowly. I haven't had a chance to view the tomatoes over the past week - Daniel has been taking care of them for me. We should be picking fruit soon - we have a couple of fruits on the way but not quite there yet.

Mrs. Mac Nessa and I were on the road most of the day today - Daniel made tacos for dinner - they came out quite well!

Back to the salt mines in a few hours!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

44 posted on 07/14/2013 8:08:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laplata
Sgt. Major - highest life form on the Planet. I'm still trying to figure out what "Master Gunnery Sergeants" do that Sgt. Majors don't. But I do know that you don't want to mess with a Master Guns!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

45 posted on 07/14/2013 8:12:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks, JJ, for the update.....God Bless and protect the firefighters.


46 posted on 07/14/2013 8:27:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well.
Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present.
Thank you for your service to our country.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 8:31:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I just realized that both TR and his Son TR Jr. both were awarded the medal of honor.

I think TR didn’t get it until fairly recently but having read of his leadership in the charge up San Juan Hill, he deserved. it.

His Son TR jr. was the only General to die on D-Day. TR also lost a son, Quentin during WWI. He was a pilot. I believe he had just shot down a German plane when he was killed.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 8:37:49 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Brad's Gramma; ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; ColdOne; gorush; mountainlion; The Mayor; SandRat; ...
From Brad's Gramma....

8:15 Ron's gone

49 posted on 07/14/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; yorkie

Thanks for the update, Kathy.
This brings back memories of Nana’s dad’s passing. BG is going to have her hands full for awhile.
I hope she has had family join her.


50 posted on 07/14/2013 8:57:02 PM PDT by HiJinx (Romans 8:28-29)
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