Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Quartermaster John H. Nibbe (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 22, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Peterel. His citation reads:
Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Peterel during its capture in Yazoo River, 22 April 1864. Standing his ground when a shot came through the stern, raking the gundeck and entering and exploding the boilers, when all the others had deserted the flag, Nibbe assisted in getting the wounded off the guard and proceeded to get ready to fire the ship despite the escaping steam from the boilers at which time he was surrounded on all sides by the rebels and forced to surrender.
Captain Henry C. Nichols (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 9, 1865, at Fort Blakely, Alabama. His citation reads:
Voluntarily made a reconnaissance in advance of the line held by his regiment and, under a heavy fire, obtained information of great value.
Quartermaster William Nichols (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Nichols fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee, and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Where did 2013 go?! My hope for 2014 is that we not visit the doctor/hospital as much as we did in 2013. If 2013 was a “down” year for you, I hope 2014 is better. If 2013 was a good year for you… I hope 2014 is better.
This year we are going to change up the I’m just sayin… schedule a little bit. In 2014, we will have Picture Thursday and the Gospel Verse of the Week (on Sunday). We will, of course, continue to also recognize other important dates (unlike my brother, we like to celebrate good times). Don’t forget, this May we will be counting down the Top (not sure how many yet) TV Shows of All-Time. The staff has been hard at work on this, so we hope you will like it. But for now, let me just say… Happy New Year everyone!
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