Ensign Thomas John Ryan (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 1, 1923, at Yokohama, Japan. His citation reads:
For heroism in effecting the rescue of a woman from the burning Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, on 1 September 1923. Following the earthquake and fire which occurred in Yokohama on 1 September, Ens. Ryan, with complete disregard for his own life, extricated a woman from the Grand Hotel, thus saving her life. His heroic conduct upon this occasion reflects the greatest credit on himself and on the U.S. Navy, of which he is a part. (Medal presented by President Coolidge at the White House on 15 March 1924.)
Specialist Fourth Class Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 10, 1970, at Se San, Cambodia. His citation reads:
Specialist Four Leslie H. Sabo Jr. distinguished himself by conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his own life while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia, on May 10, 1970. On that day, Specialist Four Sabo and his platoon were conducting a reconnaissance patrol when they were ambushed from all sides by a large enemy force. Without hesitation, Specialist Four Sabo charged an enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. Immediately thereafter, he assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from friendly soldiers and ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat. In order to re-supply ammunition, he sprinted across an open field to a wounded comrade. As he began to reload, an enemy grenade landed nearby. Specialist Four Sabo picked it up, threw it, and shielded his comrade with his own body, thus absorbing the brunt of the blast and saving his comrade's life. Seriously wounded by the blast, Specialist Four Sabo nonetheless retained the initiative and then single-handedly charged an enemy bunker that had inflicted severe damage on the platoon, receiving several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire in the process. Now mortally injured, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and, when in position, threw a grenade into the bunker. The resulting explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Specialist Four Sabo's life. His indomitable courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members. Specialist Four Sabo's extraordinary heroism and selflessness, above and beyond the call of duty, at the cost of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
First Lieutenant Louis J. Sacriste (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Virginia AND October 14, 1863, at Auburn, Virginia. His citation reads:
Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.
Daniel has been wanting a turtle for over a year now. I was against getting one, but when I found out that our friends were looking to give theirs away (along with the tank and all of the supplies they had), I figured it was a sign we should get him for Daniel (I figured it was a sign, because The Wife told me it was…). I admit that I wasn’t really a big fan of getting a turtle, but I’m glad we got him. I can say without a doubt, this is the most active turtle I’ve ever seen. Here are some videos and pictures to introduce the new member of our family… Spike.
|I think Spike might be Lucy's long lost twin brother (see pic below)...|