Corporal William Thomas Perkins, Jr. (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 12, 1967, at Quang Tri 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 combat photographer attached to Company C. During Operation MEDINA, a major reconnaissance in force southwest of Quang Tri, Company C made heavy combat contact with a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force estimated at from 2 to 3 companies. The focal point of the intense fighting was a helicopter landing zone which was also serving as the Command Post of Company C. In the course of a strong hostile attack, an enemy grenade landed in the immediate area occupied by Cpl. Perkins and 3 other marines. Realizing the inherent danger, he shouted the warning, "Incoming Grenade" to his fellow marines, and in a valiant act of heroism, hurled himself upon the grenade absorbing the impact of the explosion with his body, thereby saving the lives of his comrades at the cost of his life. Through his exceptional courage and inspiring valor in the face of certain death, Cpl. Perkins reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Boatswain’s Mate Thomas Perry (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 19, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge. His citation reads:
Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 2 gun during this bitter engagement, Perry exhibited marked coolness and good conduct under the enemy fire and was recommended for gallantry by his divisional officer.
Private Joseph Pesch (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 28-19, 1863, at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. His citation reads:
With 2 comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.
For any of you who find yourself wanting to say “I Quit”, remember the words of two old friends of mine (who I never met)…
Sir Winston Churchill – “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (whoever or whatever that enemy might be, I add)
Jim Valvano – “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”
Today is the start of the TV Show Countdown you’ve been waiting for! Brought to you from the blog that gave you the Top 1,081 Songs of All-Time Countdown, the Top 2,613 Movies of All-Time Countdown and the Top 421 Books of All-Time Countdown…
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).
747 Your Favorite TV Show Not On The List You tell me - I'm not sure The staff at I'm just sayin… did the best we could ranking the top 747 TV shows of all time, but on the off chance we left your favorite show off the list, consider it now on at #747.
746 Here's Lucy 1968-1974
745 The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967-1969 You will notice a large amout of Westerns on this list. We like all of them (some more than others)… but I have to admit that I have trouble telling the difference between a lot of the lower-ranked Westerns.
744 Don't Forget the Lyrics! 2007-2009, 2010-2011
743 The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991-1994
742 The Dick Tracy Show 1961-1962
741 3-2-1 Contact 1980-1988
740 Ponderosa 2001-2002
739 Underdog 1964–1973
738 Josie and the Pussycats 1970-1971
737 Garrison's Gorillas 1967-1968
736 Saved by the Bell: The New Class 1993-2000 I find it interesting this show lasted as long as it did… I think it's the worst of the Saved by the Bell shows.
735 Here Come the Brides 1968-1970
734 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964-1968
733 Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973-1974 This show is a good idea… but it could have been better.
732 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977-1979
731 The Green Hornet 1966-1967
730 Family 1976-1980
729 Peyton Place 1964-1969
728 The Huckleberry Hound Show 1958-1962
727 Lancer 1968-1970
726 The New Lassie 1989-1991 Not as good as the original Lassie.
725 The Vampire Diaries 2009-present
724 Emeril Live 1997-present
723 Lost in Space 1965-1968
722 Hazel 1961-1966
721 The New Dragnet 1989-1991
720 M Squad 1957-1960
719 George of the Jungle 1967
718 Firefly 2002-present
717 Fury 1955-1960
716 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1995-1999
715 The Mr. Magoo Show 1964-1966
714 The O.C. 2003-2007
713 Laredo 1965-1967
712 The Batman 2004-2008
711 This Week 1981-present
710 Damages 2007-present
709 The Monroes 1966-1967
708 The Larry Sanders Show 1992-1998
707 The Magic Clown 1949-1954
706 The Greatest American Hero 1981-1983
705 Ellen 1994-1998
704 The Bill Engvall Show 2007-2009
703 Sports Night 1998-2000
702 Reno 911! 2003-2009
701 Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2007-present If it was just up to me, this show wouldn't be on here… but a lot of people seem to watch it so it's on the list.
700 Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969-1976
699 The Pretender 1996-2000
698 The Naked Truth 1995-1998
697 The Bold Ones: The Senator 1970
696 Castle 2009-present
695 Route 66 1960-1964
694 Hardcastle and McCormick 1983-1986
693 The White Shadow 1978-1981
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