Captain Edwin F. Savacool (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 1865, at Sailors Creek, Virginia. His citation reads:
Capture of flag, during which he was wounded and died several days later in Washington, D.C.
Ordinary Seaman Auzella Savage (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer, and the determination to plant the colors on the ramparts, Savage remained steadfast when more than two_thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic during the fight. When enemy fire shot away the flagstaff above his hand, he bravely seized the remainder of the staff and brought his colors safely off.
Sergeant William Sawelson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 26, 1918, at Grand-Pre, France. His citation reads:
Hearing a wounded man in a shell hole some distance away calling for water, Sgt. Sawelson, upon his own initiative, left shelter and crawled through heavy machinegun fire to where the man lay, giving him what water he had in his canteen. He then went back to his own shell hole, obtained more water, and was returning to the wounded man when he was killed by a machinegun bullet.
Is it just me, or did this year go by pretty fast? I had a great weekend this past Friday-Sunday. I had a chance to relax with some friends at the lake house. Not everyone was able to make it, but maybe that will change next year.
Below is a video of Piano Man Dan playing his favorite song… or at least he thinks that’s what he’s doing.
|Today we have some pics from around Thanksgiving. Here is one of Daniel at school. Pay attention in the next picture to what he is thankful for...|
|If you can't read it, it says "I'm thankful for my mommy, my daddy and my brother!"... He doesn't have a brother.|
|Louis, Susan (post chair tipping) and me|
|Aunt Yvonne doing the one thing Teresa Lynn loves more than any other thing... playing with her hair.|
|Ansley providing the post meal entertainment|
|Daniel was sleeping before the made it to the end of the street|
|Momma's little baby boy|
|Spike eating his Thanksgiving meal|
|The kids decorating the Christmas Tree... The Wife said Daniel was wearing underwear, but for all I can tell he was nude.|