Coal Heaver Thomas O’Connell (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford. His citation reads:
On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford, during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. Although a patient in the sick bay, O'Connell voluntarily reported at his station at the shell whip and continued to perform his duties with zeal and courage until his right hand was severed by an enemy shellburst.
Landsman James F. O’Conner (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 15, 1880, on board the USS Jean Sands. His citation reads:
For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Norfolk Navy Yard, on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.
Sergeant Albert O’Connor (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 31 – April 1, 1865, at Gravelly Run, Virginia. His citation reads:
On 31 March 1865, with a comrade, recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of 9 Confederates, capturing 3 of the detachment and dispersing the remainder, and on 1 April 1865, seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand_to_hand contest over the colors and retaining the colors until surrounded by Confederates and compelled to relinquish them.
Today we’d like to wish Teresa Lynn’s youngest daughter Meredith a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! We hope she has a GREAT day!