Private Joel Parsons (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
First Lieutenant John H. Patterson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 5, 1864, at Wilderness, Virginia. His citation reads:
Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.
Principal Musician John T. Patterson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Virginia. His citation reads:
With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
I was asked if I would be running in The Bridge Run this weekend. I laughed. Let’s be clear, my decision has nothing to do with being fat (though that doesn’t hurt)… I’ve always been against running (even when I was in shape). I grew up with running being a punishment… not something you just did for “fun”.
If you are running the bridge this weekend and see a guy in a Game of Thrones costume, it’s probably my friend Cory.
The Flowertown Festival is also this weekend. Have fun if you go to it. I swore off that event years ago when I was told that walking down the street while drinking a PBR was frowned upon in this town. Well, friends, that’s not the Summerville I grew up hearing about… so until the town relaxes its rules (or, even better, makes an exception for me), I will not be at its main event.
|Mary Ruth and Daniel having fun at the park|
|Susie loves this dress and these boots|
|We went to get some ice cream after playing in the park|
|Scooby fell asleep with a toy basketball in his mouth...|
|Ice cream on a different day... we like ice cream|