Private Edward Pengally (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action.
Fireman First Class Robert Penn (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 20, 1898, on board the U.S.S. Iowa. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Performing his duty at the risk of serious scalding at the time of the blowing out of the manhole gasket on board the vessel, Penn hauled the fire while standing on a board thrown across a coal bucket 1 foot above the boiling water which was still blowing from the boiler.
Sergeant Josiah Pennsyl (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 11, 1874, at Upper Washita, Texas. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action.
We had a great time this past Easter Weekend at The Lake. Thanks to Mom and Dad and Deeny and Jim for letting us come. I had a blast going out to lunch with my Aunt Yvonne (I’m her favorite nephew and… frankly… child in general) and my cousin Susan (she likes me ok… but she hates that I’m Aunt Yvonne’s favorite). Anyway, Aunt Yvonne didn’t want to go to lunch with just Susan, so she offered to pay for my meal if I drove them into town. She was just going to pay for mine, but I was able to talk her into paying for Susan, too (I felt it was only fair since we took Susan’s car). The longest part of the trip was me trying to back out of the driveway. If you’ve never been to the lake, you don’t know how hard of a task this was. Even if you have been, you don’t know how hard it was to do with Aunt Yvonne sitting in the front seat. I think it’s safe to say she had zero faith in my ability to do what I was trying to do. I say that it’s safe to say that because that’s pretty much what she did say as I was trying to focus. A lesser man would have been offended, but I was too busy laughing (and I don’t mean “Haha” laughing, I mean laughing so hard that my eyes were starting to water). Anyway, we lived and made it out of there alive. I would love to tell you all about what we talked about… but I have to wait until the statute of limitations expires (so check back next week).
|We got there Thursday night which gave me a chance to burn stuff with Dad and Jim on Friday morning.|
|Aunt Yvonne tried to block Susan, but I said she could be in the picture too... so Aunt Yvonne decided to hold the hand of her favorite.|
|Susie showing off her Bootjack boots|
|She loves her boots... and having her picture taken|
|Daniel showing Sonny his favorite hold|
|The weather was bad, but the kids still got to play on the slide|
|Susie said she wasn't sleepy... I didn't believe her|
|Daniel loves that hold...|