Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private William Rankin (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1872, at Red River, Texas. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action with Indians.
Corporal John Rannahan (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the USS Minnesota. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Cpl. Rannahan advanced to the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed or wounded many officers and men. When more than two_thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors.
Assistant Surgeon George E. Ranney (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 14, 1864, at Resaca, Georgia. His citation reads:
At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, Pvt. Charles W. Baker, lying under heavy fire between the lines, and with the aid of an orderly carried him to a place of safety.
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
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