Platoon Sergeant Mitchell Paige (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 26, 1942, on the Solomon Islands. His citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty while serving with a company of marines in combat against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands on 26 October 1942. When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt. Paige, commanding a machinegun section with fearless determination, continued to direct the fire of his gunners until all his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he fought with his gun and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire against the advancing hordes until reinforcements finally arrived. Then, forming a new line, he dauntlessly and aggressively led a bayonet charge, driving the enemy back and preventing a breakthrough in our lines. His great personal valor and unyielding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
Private Adam Paine (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 26-27, 1874, at Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Texas. His citation reads:
Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.
Musician George H. Palmer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 20, 1861, at Lexington, Missouri. His citation reads:
Volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same.
Below is the Second Annual I’m just sayin… Brackett Challenge (between me, The Wife and The Kids). I won last year, but The Kids were looking pretty good after the first round if my memory is correct. I don’t want to jump the gun here, but I’m picking my good friend (my words, not his) Coach Gregg Marshall and his Wichita State Shockers to win it all. Will it happen? I don’t know. There are a lot of good teams in the tournament and anything could happen… but I don’t see a team out there that I’d pick to beat the Shockers.
I’m just sayin… Brackett Challenge
|Susie had her share of upsets, yet has Florida winning it all (not a bad pick on her part).|
|Mary Ruth was very stressed while making her picks, so I didn't have the heart to tell her that there's no way Pitt would be able to beat American in the championship game. Who knows, though, maybe she'll get the last laugh.|
Today we are going to take a look at some of the things one might see when walking around our church...
|Hey look! Bottom right corner is a picture of ME!|
|The top of the little head you see belongs to Mom|
|Granny's class is in room 128|
|Here is one brick outside the front of the church in honor of Granny|
|Here is the other|