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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shows 639-590

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant Lawrence David Peters (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 4, 1967, at Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader with Company M. During Operation SWIFT, the marines of the 2d Platoon of Company M were struck by intense mortar, machinegun, and small arms fire from an entrenched enemy force. As the company rallied its forces, Sgt. Peters maneuvered his squad in an assault on any enemy defended knoll. Disregarding his safety, as enemy rounds hit all about him, he stood in the open, pointing out enemy positions until he was painfully wounded in the leg. Disregarding his wound, he moved forward and continued to lead his men. As the enemy fire increased in accuracy and volume, his squad lost its momentum and was temporarily pinned down. Exposing himself to devastating enemy fire, he consolidated his position to render more effective fire. While directing the base of fire, he was wounded a second time in the face and neck from an exploding mortar round. As the enemy attempted to infiltrate the position of an adjacent platoon, Sgt. Peters stood erect in the full view of the enemy firing burst after burst forcing them to disclose their camouflaged positions. Sgt. Peters steadfastly continued to direct his squad in spite of 2 additional wounds, persisted in his efforts to encourage and supervise his men until he lost consciousness and succumbed. Inspired by his selfless actions, the squad regained fire superiority and once again carried the assault to the enemy. By his outstanding valor, indomitable fighting spirit and tenacious determination in the face of overwhelming odds, Sgt. Peters upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Chief Machinist Carl Emil Petersen (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from June 28 to August 17, 1900, in Peking, China. His citation reads:

In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Specialist Fourth Class Danny J. Petersen (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 9, 1970, at Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

Sp4c. Petersen distinguished himself while serving as an armored personnel carrier commander with Company B during a combat operation against a North Vietnamese Army Force estimated to be of battalion size. During the initial contact with the enemy, an armored personnel carrier was disabled and the crewmen were pinned down by the heavy onslaught of enemy small arms, automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire. Sp4c. Petersen immediately maneuvered his armored personnel carrier to a position between the disabled vehicle and the enemy. He placed suppressive fire on the enemy's well-fortified position, thereby enabling the crewmembers of the disabled personnel carrier to repair their vehicle. He then maneuvered his vehicle, while still under heavy hostile fire to within 10 feet of the enemy's defensive emplacement. After a period of intense fighting, his vehicle received a direct hit and the driver was wounded. With extraordinary courage and selfless disregard for his own safety, Sp4c. Petersen carried his wounded comrade 45 meters across the bullet-swept field to a secure area. He then voluntarily returned to his disabled armored personnel carrier to provide covering fire for both the other vehicles and the dismounted personnel of his platoon as they withdrew. Despite heavy fire from 3 sides, he remained with his disabled vehicle, alone and completely exposed. Sp4c. Petersen was standing on top of his vehicle, firing his weapon, when he was mortally wounded. His heroic and selfless actions prevented further loss of life in his platoon. Sp4c. Petersen's conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary heroism are in the highest traditions of the service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

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).

639   Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures   1987-1988  

638   Parks and Recreation   2009-present  

637   The $64,000 Question   1955-1958   The game show I bet my friend KC grew up watching.

636   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington   1962-1963  

635   The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour   1957-1960  

634   Mission: Impossible   1988-1990  

633   Small Wonder   1985-1989  

632   Northern Exposure   1990-1995  

631   Harry and the Hendersons   1991-1993  

630   The Real World   1992-present   This show has been around for forever… which shows that something doesn't have to be great to last long. I know a good many people who watched this, but I was not one of them.

629   Big Love   2006-2011   Everything you ever need to know about Mormans… I have no idea if it's true, my guess is it isn't. But it's pretty good every know and then.

628   Stargate SG-1   1997-2007  

627   Jonny Quest   1964-1965  

626   Unsolved Mysteries   1987-2010  

625   CSI: New York   2004-present   This show was ok, but it's the worst of the CSI's in my opinion.

624   Greek   2007-2011  

623   Crossing Jordan   2001-2007  

622   The Addams Family   1964-1966  

621   The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson   2005-present  

620   The New Dick Van Dyke Show   1971-1974  

619   Who Wants to Be a Millionaire   1999 – 2002   This is a fun show to watch…

618   Battlestar Galactica   2004-2009  

617   Geraldo   1987-1998  

616   The Waltons   1972-1981   This show should probably be ranked higher. It was a little before my time and no one on the staff ever really got into this show.

615   The Young Riders   1989-1992  

614   Mayberry R.F.D.   1968-1971   A spinoff of the great Andy Griffith Show.

613   Wizards of Waverly Place   2007-2012   This was a pretty good Disney show about a family of Wizards. That's right, I said it.

612   The Munsters   1964-1966  

611   Iron Man   1994-1996  

610   The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd   1987-1991  

609   Doctor Doctor   1989-1991  

608   Masterpiece Theatre   1971-present  

607   Justice League   2001-2004  

606   Highlander: The Series   1992-1998  

605   Austin & Ally   2011-present   You're going to see a good many Disney shows on this list… we watch a lot of Disney these days.

604   Malcolm in the Middle   2000-2006  

603   Homeland   2011-present  

602   Wheel of Fortune   1975-present   A great long-running game show.

601   Justice League Unlimited   2004-2006  

600   Cagney & Lacey   1981-1988  

599   Legion of Super Heroes   2006-2008  

598   Bored to Death   2010-present  

597   Journey to the Center of the Earth   1967-1969  

596   Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman   1993-1998  

595   Thirtysomething   1987-1991  

594   The New Adventures of Old Christine   2006-2010   This was a pretty funny show.

593   The Crocodile Hunter   1997-2004  

592   Bones   2005-present  

591   The Merv Griffin Show   1962-1986  

590   Antiques Roadshow   1997-present   This is one of those shows you find yourself watching without really meaning to. You don't plan to watch it… but if you stop on it, you can't turn away.

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