Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
First Sergeant Conrad Schmidt (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Virginia. His citation reads:
Went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.
Chief Gunner’s Mate Oscar Schmidt, Jr. (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 9, 1918, on board the U.S. submarine chaser 219. His citation reads:
For gallant conduct and extraordinary heroism while attached to the U.S.S. Chestnut Hill, on the occasion of the explosion and subsequent fire on board the U.S. submarine chaser 219. Schmidt, seeing a man, whose legs were partly blown off, hanging on a line from the bow of the 219, jumped overboard, swam to the sub chaser and carried him from the bow to the stern where a member of the 219's crew helped him land the man on the afterdeck of the submarine. Schmidt then endeavored to pass through the flames amidships to get another man who was seriously burned. This he was unable to do, but when the injured man fell overboard and drifted to the stern of the chaser Schmidt helped him aboard.
Seaman Otto Diller Schmidt (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 21, 1905, on board the U.S.S. Bennington. His citation reads:
While serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
I would like to take a minute here to wish my sweet little Mary Ruth a VERY HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! I say "little", but the truth is she's never really been little. She's always been tall for her age... but she'll always be my little girl. I hope she has a great day!
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said,
“Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
Wrapping up 2017-18
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