Captain Robert S. Scott (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 29, 1943, near Munda Air Strip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. His citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty near Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 29 July 1943. After 27 days of bitter fighting, the enemy held a hilltop salient which commanded the approach to Munda Airstrip. Our troops were exhausted from prolonged battle and heavy casualties, but Lt. Scott advanced with the leading platoon of his company to attack the enemy position, urging his men forward in the face of enemy rifle and enemy machinegun fire. He had pushed forward alone to a point midway across the barren hilltop within 75 yards of the enemy when the enemy launched a desperate counterattack, which f successful would have gained undisputed possession of the hill. Enemy riflemen charged out on the plateau, firing and throwing grenades as they moved to engage our troops. The company withdrew, but Lt. Scott, with only a blasted tree stump for cover, stood his ground against the wild enemy assault. By firing his carbine and throwing the grenades in his possession he momentarily stopped the enemy advance using the brief respite to obtain more grenades. Disregarding small-arms fire and exploding grenades aimed at him, suffering a bullet wound in the left hand and a painful shrapnel wound in the head after his carbine had been shot from his hand, he threw grenade after grenade with devastating accuracy until the beaten enemy withdrew. Our troops, inspired to renewed effort by Lt. Scott's intrepid stand and incomparable courage, swept across the plateau to capture the hill, and from this strategic position 4 days later captured Munda Airstrip.
Ordinary Seaman William Seach (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 13 and 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. June 13: Seach and 6 others were cited for their courage in repulsing an attack by 300 Chinese Imperialist soldiers and Boxer militants with a bayonet charge, thus thwarting a planned massive attack on the entire force. June 20: During a day-long battle, Seach ran across an open clearing, gained cover, and cleaned out nests of Chinese snipers. June 21: During a surprise sabre attack by Chinese cavalrymen, Seach was cited for defending gun emplacements. June 22: Seach and others breached the wall of a Chinese fort, fought their way to the enemy's guns, and turned the cannon upon the defenders of the fort. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Seach distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Private Elisha B. Seaman (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 2, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Virginia. His citation reads:
Was 1 of party of 4 who voluntarily brought into the Union lines, under fire, a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the enemy.
We at I’m just sayin… would like to wish my niece (Teresa Lynn’s baby girl) Meredith a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! I’m not sure if I’ve pointed this out before or not, but Meredith is the only one of my nieces (and nephew) who was born after The Wife and I got married. She is a clone of her daddy (and that is a good thing). We all love her very much and we hope she has a GREAT birthday!!!!!!!!!!
I’m just sayin… Pictures
|3 of Uncle Alfred's pallbearers (Dad, me and Uncle Keith)|
|Sonny, Dad and me with Uncle Keith's head on my shoulder... so is he the angel voice or the devil voice of my conscious.|
|The Wife, Teresa Lynn, Mom and Aunt JoJo|
|Me, Dad, Uncle Keith, Sonny and Teresa Lynn|
|Me, Dad, Uncle Keith, Sonny and Brent|