Private Henry W. Rowe (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 17, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
With 2 companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
Sergeant Stanislaus Roy (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 25, 1876, at Little Big Horn, Montana. His citation reads:
Brought water to the wounded at great danger to life and under a most galling fire of the enemy.
Corporal Tibor Rubin (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from July 23, 1950 – April 20, 1953, in the Republic of Korea. His citation reads:
Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea. While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended solely by Corporal Rubin. He inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single-handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully. Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea. During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chinese forces attacked his unit at Unsan, North Korea, during a massive nighttime assault. That night and throughout the next day, he manned a .30 caliber machine gun at the south end of the unit's line after three previous gunners became casualties. He continued to man his machine gun until his ammunition was exhausted. His determined stand slowed the pace of the enemy advance in his sector, permitting the remnants of his unit to retreat southward. As the battle raged, Corporal Rubin was severely wounded and captured by the Chinese. Choosing to remain in the prison camp despite offers from the Chinese to return him to his native Hungary, Corporal Rubin disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades. Breaking into enemy food storehouses and gardens, he risked certain torture or death if caught. Corporal Rubin provided not only food to the starving Soldiers, but also desperately needed medical care and moral support for the sick and wounded of the POW camp. His brave, selfless efforts were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as forty of his fellow prisoners. Corporal Rubin's gallant actions in close contact with the enemy and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
We made it to Disney World and back without getting divorced or losing/killing any of our children. This might not sound like much, but if you had been with us the whole trip, you'd be shocked. I will say, though, that if you go to Disney World and don't hate your family at some point (and have them hate you), then you probably aren't getting the most out of your trip.
For those of you keeping score, I rode the following rides...
It's a Small World
People Movers (2x)
I was worried I'd have to ride others, but I lucked out when Susie hated Splash Mountain. After that, I was off the hook for the other rides.
|We're going to Disney World!!!!!!|
|Our Magic Bands... Guess who had which colors...|
|Susie started the trip as a 4 year old... but ended as a 5 year old|
|On our way to Magic Kingdom... Daniel: "Mommy, I like this ride!"|
|Getting ready for Magic Kingdom|
|Daniel's first look at the real Mickey Mouse|
|Walt and Mick|
|The girls meeting Anna... Daniel didn't want to meet any of the princesses because "I don't like girls, only my sisters".|
|The girls meeting Elsa|
|Daniel drawing a picture for Mickey Mouse... He gave it to Mickey and he (Mickey) was very thankful and put it on his desk.|
|The Wife and Mary Ruth loved this ride...|
|Me and Susie on the People Mover while The Wife, Mary Ruth and Daniel went on a Buzz Lightyear ride|
|Susie... after we got off of Splash Mountain|
|Daniel... loving life.|
|Me with Donald Duck (I'm on the right)|
|Daniel with Lightning McQueen|
|Susie and Daniel on a 74-Z Imperial Speeder Bike|
|At the Frozen sing-a-long|