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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