Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Coxswain Francis T. Ryan (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 13, 20-22, 1900, in China. His citation reads:
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Ryan distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Private Peter J. Ryan (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Virginia. His citation reads:
With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.
Ordinary Seaman Richard Ryan (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 4, 1876, on board the U.S.S. Hartford. His citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Hartford, Ryan displayed gallant conduct in jumping overboard at Norfolk, Va., and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel, 4 March 1876.
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
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