Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Captain Riley L. Pitts (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 31, 1967, at Ap Dong, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:
Distinguishing himself by exceptional heroism while serving as company commander during an airmobile assault. Immediately after his company landed in the area, several Viet Cong opened fire with automatic weapons. Despite the enemy fire, Capt. Pitts forcefully led an assault which overran the enemy positions. Shortly thereafter, Capt. Pitts was ordered to move his unit to the north to reinforce another engaged against a strong enemy force. As Capt. Pitts' company moved forward to engage the enemy, intense fire was received from 3 directions, including fire from 4 enemy bunkers, 2 of which were within 15 meters of Capt. Pitts' position. The severity of the incoming fire prevented Capt. Pitts from maneuvering his company. His rifle fire proving ineffective against the enemy due to the dense jungle foliage, he picked up an M-79 grenade launcher and began pinpointing the targets. Seizing a Chinese Communist grenade which had been taken from a captured Viet Cong's web gear, Capt. Pitts lobbed the grenade at a bunker to his front, but it hit the dense jungle foliage and rebounded. Without hesitation, Capt. Pitts threw himself on top of the grenade which, fortunately, failed to explode. Capt. Pitts then directed the repositioning of the company to permit friendly artillery to be fired. Upon completion of the artillery fire mission, Capt. Pitts again led his men toward the enemy positions, personally killing at least 1 more Viet Cong. The jungle growth still prevented effective fire to be placed on the enemy bunkers. Capt. Pitts, displaying complete disregard for his life and personal safety, quickly moved to a position which permitted him to place effective fire on the enemy. He maintained a continuous fire, pinpointing the enemy's fortified positions, while at the same time directing and urging his men forward, until he was mortally wounded. Capt. Pitts' conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism sacrifice of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the Armed Forces of his country.
Corporal Henry E. Plant (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 19, 1865, at Bentonville, North Carolina. His citation reads:
Rushed into the midst of the enemy and rescued the colors, the color bearer having fallen mortally wounded.
Private George C. Platt (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 3, 1863, at Fairfield, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:
Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand_to_hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.
We’d like to wish my cousin Casey a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! We hope Louis and the girls make it a great day!
Our Top 5 list today comes from my good friend Ross.
5 Today's Special
4 Family Matters
3 The Big Bang Theory
2 The Office
I didn’t talk to Ross about this, but if the Today’s Special on his list is the kids show, then he is now the second person I know (besides me) who loved that show. If it’s not the kids show, then he’s the only person I know who loves that show…
If you could, be a pal and say a prayer for Emma Oswald. She’s the daughter of JI baseball great Allie Oswald, who I like to call a friend (and, at least on Facebook, he agrees with me) and she is having some kind of kidney problems. I’m guessing it’s kidney problems based on posts I saw on Facebook. One of the problems is the doctors can’t figure out what’s causing her pain. Another problem is they can’t really figure out how to help her with the pain. Other than that, they seem to have a handle on things. So, I’m asking you to pray for Emma. I don’t know how old she is… I think elementary school age. Say a prayer for her, too, because it’s hard having a sister sick all of the time. And, of course, pray for Allie and his wife. It can’t be easy having a child in pain all of the time and not know what’s wrong. So, like I said, be a pal and say a prayer to Emma Oswald and her family.
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).
239 Charlie's Angels 1976-1981
238 Hawaii Five-O 1968-1980 Book 'em Danno
237 The Rockford Files 1974-1980 Now this is a great show to land on when flipping through the channels…
236 Behind the Music 1997-2006 Now THIS is the kind of show that belongs on a station dedicated to music.
235 Charles in Charge 1984-1990
234 Fraggle Rock 1983-1987
233 Community 2009-present
232 Caroline in the City 1995-1999
231 Head of the Class 1986-1991
230 Baretta 1975-1978
229 Cold Case 2003-2010
228 Family Guy 1999-2002, 2005-present Who knew an adult cartoon could be this funny…
227 The Rifleman 1958-1963
226 Hawaii Five-0 2010-present A remake that is very, very good.
225 I Dream of Jeannie 1965-1970
224 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000-present I loved this show, but lost interest about 5 years ago…
223 Flipper 1964-1967
222 Dharma and Greg 1997-2002
221 America's Funniest Home Videos 1990-present
220 The Daily Show 1996-present
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.
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