Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private First Class Ralphe E. Pomeroy (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 15, 1952, near Kumhwa, Korea. His citation reads:
Pfc. Pomeroy, a machine gunner with Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. While his comrades were consolidating on a key terrain feature, he manned a machine gun at the end of a communication trench on the forward slope to protect the platoon flank and prevent a surprise attack. When the enemy attacked through a ravine leading directly to his firing position, he immediately opened fire on the advancing troops inflicting a heavy toll in casualties and blunting the assault. At this juncture the enemy directed intense concentrations of artillery and mortar fire on his position in an attempt to neutralize his gun. Despite withering fire and bursting shells, he maintained his heroic stand and poured crippling fire into the ranks of the hostile force until a mortar burst severely wounded him and rendered the gun mount inoperable. Quickly removing the hot, heavy weapon, he cradled it in his arms and, moving forward with grim determination, raked the attacking forces with a hail of fire. Although wounded a second time he pursued his relentless course until his ammunition was expended within 10 feet of the foe and then, using the machine gun as a club, he courageously closed with the enemy in hand-to-hand combat until mortally wounded. Pfc. Pomeroy's consummate valor, inspirational actions and supreme sacrifice enabled the platoon to contain the attack and maintain the integrity of the perimeter, reflecting lasting glory upon himself and upholding the noble traditions of the military service.
Private George F. Pond (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 15, 1864, at Drywood, Kansas. His citation reads:
With 2 companions, attacked a greatly superior force of guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners.
First Lieutenant James B. Pond (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 6, 1863, at Baxter Springs, Kansas. His citation reads:
While in command of 2 companies of Cavalry, was surprised and attacked by several times his own number of guerrillas, but gallantly rallied his men, and after a severe struggle drove the enemy outside the fortifications. 1st Lt. Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer 3 times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.
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5 The Big Bang Theory
2 Full House
The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time
Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).
179 Monk 2002-2010 Sonny tipped me off to this show. It's a great one… If you missed it, check it out on Netflix.
178 Mister Ed 1958-1966 A horse is a horse, of course, of course…
177 Miami Vice 1984-1990 This is what the '80s were all about…
176 McHale's Navy 1962-1966
175 Maverick 1957-1962 Good Western… Good name.
174 Law & Order: Crime & Punishment 2002-2004
173 Lost 2004-2010 This was a highly rated show that the TV experts seemed to love… but I didn't care too much for it. I tried to give it a shot and thought it might be a show I would like. But it wasn't.
172 Listen Up! 2004-2005 A show based on Tony Kornheiser… it should have lasted longer.
171 Life Goes On 1989-1993
170 Lawman 1958-1962
169 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-present Ice-T as a cop… what could get better than that?!
168 Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-2009
167 Knight Rider 1982-1986 Probably #1 in Germany
166 King of the Hill 1997-2009
165 Judging Amy 1999-2005
164 Jojo's Circus 2003-2007 Mary Ruth loved watching this as a baby
163 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-present
162 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2005-present
161 I Spy 1965-1968 Remember the other day when I commented next to a show saying I believed it was the show that gave Bill Cosby his start in TV? Well… I'm an idiot. THIS is the show I was thinking about. I apologize for the error… my Director of Research and Director of Fact-Checking have both been fined a month's pay for this.
160 Leave It to Beaver 1957-1963 This was a popular re-run when I was growing up…
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