Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
First Lieutenant George C. Shaw (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 4, 1903, at Fort Pitacus, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:
For distinguished gallantry in leading the assault and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, maintaining alone his position on the parapet after the first 3 men who followed him there had been killed or wounded, until a foothold was gained by others and the capture of the place assured.
Sergeant Thomas Shaw (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 12, 1881, at Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico. His citation reads:
Forced the enemy back after stubbornly holding his ground in an extremely exposed position and prevented the enemy's superior numbers from surrounding his command.
Second Lieutenant Charles W. Shea (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 12, 1944, near Mount Damiano, Italy. His citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, on 12 May 1944, near Mount Damiano, Italy. As 2d Lt. Shea and his company were advancing toward a hill occupied by the enemy, 3 enemy machineguns suddenly opened fire, inflicting heavy casualties upon the company and halting its advance. 2d Lt. Shea immediately moved forward to eliminate these machinegun nests in order to enable his company to continue its attack. The deadly hail of machinegun fire at first pinned him down, but, boldly continuing his advance, 2d Lt. Shea crept up to the first nest. Throwing several hand grenades, he forced the 4 enemy soldiers manning this position to surrender, and disarming them, he sent them to the rear. He then crawled to the second machinegun position, and after a short fire fight forced 2 more German soldiers to surrender. At this time, the third machinegun fired at him, and while deadly small arms fire pitted the earth around him, 2d Lt. Shea crawled toward the nest. Suddenly he stood up and rushed the emplacement and with well-directed fire from his rifle, he killed all 3 of the enemy machine gunners. 2d Lt. Shea's display of personal valor was an inspiration to the officers and men of his company.
Congrats to all of the kids last week who signed letters of intent to play sports in college. Football gets most/all of the pub, but I think other sports had their signing too. I try not to pay too much attention to it (because these are just kids… when they do something in college, I’ll notice), but it sounds like Clemson got everyone they wanted. I assume USC got all/most of the guys they wanted, too. I did see that some site named Tony Elliott the ACC Recruiter of The Year, so that’s good. As you know, I always like reading good things about Tony.
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