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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Retirement Aunt Yvonne!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Corporal Thomas Parker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia and on April 6, 1865 at Sailors Creek, Virginia. His citation reads:

Planted the first color on the enemy's works. Carried the regimental colors over the creek after the regiment had broken and been repulsed.

Captain of the Afterguard William Parker (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 24-25, 1862, on board the U.S.S. Cayuga. His citation reads:

At the wheel on board the U.S.S. Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. As his ship led the advance column toward the barrier and both forts opened fire simultaneously, striking the vessel from stem to stern, Parker conscientiously performed his duties throughout the action in which attempts by 3 rebel steamers to butt and board were thwarted, and the ships driven off. Eleven gunboats were successfully engaged and the enemy garrisons forced to surrender during this battle in which the Cayuga sustained 46 hits.

Captain of the Forecastle George Parks (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the USS Richmond. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Parks performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious 2_hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

Today we’d like to take a minute to wish my Aunt Yvonne a VERY HAPPY RETIREMENT!!!!!!!! Tomorrow is her last day, so we’re taking a pretty big leap of faith that she won’t get fired before she actually retires… Still, we think she’ll make it. We trust that her retirement years will be filled happy weekends feeding me and watching my children and… perhaps… making me more blankets.

Picture Thursday

Daniel and Susie teaming up against me... and The Wife says I watch too much wrestling with them. HA! Like there's such a thing as too much wrestling

What you don't see in these pictures is that The Dogs usually come over and start licking my face... I'm not sure if they're trying to help me or The Kids...

Mary Ruth helping Daniel at the park

He's ready for the Olympics now

Ready to fly

Susie told Daniel to watch her baby for her

Daniel giving Mary Ruth a push on the swing

Daniel on his birthday...

He liked it! He really liked it!

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