Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Second Lieutenant Patrick Regan (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 8, 1918, at Bois-de-Consen. His citation reads:
While leading his platoon against a strong enemy machinegun nest which had held up the advance of 2 companies, 2d Lt. Regan divided his men into 3 groups, sending 1 group to either flank, and he himself attacking with an automatic rifle team from the front. Two of the team were killed outright, while 2d Lt. Regan and the third man were seriously wounded, the latter unable to advance. Although severely wounded, 2d Lt. Regan dashed with empty pistol into the machinegun nest, capturing 30 Austrian gunners and 4 machineguns. This gallant deed permitted the companies to advance, avoiding a terrific enemy fire. Despite his wounds, he continued to lead his platoon forward until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
Major George Croghan Reid (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 21-22, 1914, during the engagements of Vera Cruz. His citation reads:
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion; was in the righting of both days and exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through action. His cool judgment and courage and his skill in handling his men in encountering and overcoming the machinegun and rifle fire down Cinco de Mayo and parallel streets account for the small percentage of the losses of marines under his command./i>
Chief Watertender Patrick Reid (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, on board the USS North Dakota. His citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board the U.S.S. North Dakota where Reid was serving, 8 September 1910.
Please say a prayer for my buddy Gene, who I work with. He had a massive heart attack last Thursday night. He’s been in an induced coma at Trident since then (except for a brief time when they brought him out of the coma to run some tests [that looked good]). I think the plan was to leave him the coma for another day or two, before trying to bring him back out. I think he’s in his early to mid-fifties. Say a prayer that he will recover. Thanks.
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
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