Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Corporal Thomas E. O’Shea (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1918, near Le Catelet, France. His citation reads:
Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Cpl. O'Shea, with 2 other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the 3 soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machineguns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Cpl. O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.
Private John O’Sullivan (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 8, 1874, at Staked Plains, Texas. His citation reads:
Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.
Gunner’s Mate Second Class William Oakley (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 11, 1898, on board the USS Marblehead. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
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