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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Congrats Janie!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private Bernard Shields (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 8, 1865, at Appomattox, Virginia. His citation reads:

Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).

Construction Mechanic Third Class Marvin G. Shields (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 10, 1965, at Dong Xoai, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Although wounded when the compound of Detachment A342, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces...fire from an estimated reinforced Viet Cong regiment employing machineguns, heavy weapons and small arms, Shields continued to resupply his fellow Americans who needed ammunition and to return the enemy fire for a period of approximately 3 hours, at which time the Viet Cong launched a massive attack at close range with flame-throwers, hand grenades and small-arms fire. Wounded a second time during this attack, Shields nevertheless assisted in carrying a more critically wounded man to safety, and then resumed firing at the enemy for 4 more hours. When the commander asked for a volunteer to accompany him in an attempt to knock out an enemy machinegun emplacement which was endangering the lives of all personnel in the compound because of the accuracy of its fire, Shields unhesitatingly volunteered for this extremely hazardous mission. Proceeding toward their objective with a 3.5-inch rocket launcher, they succeeded in destroying the enemy machinegun emplacement, thus undoubtedly saving the lives of many of their fellow servicemen in the compound. Shields was mortally wounded by hostile fire while returning to his defensive position. His heroic initiative and great personal valor in the face of intense enemy fire sustain and enhance the finest traditions of Naval Service.

Surgeon George F. Shiels (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 25, 1899, at Tuliahan River, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy and went with 4 men to the relief of 2 native Filipinos Iying wounded about 150 yards in front of the lines and personally carried one of them to a place of safety.

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I told you a few months ago that my Labor Day Aunt Janie was retiring as the Executive Director of the United Way of Central Carolinas to, rumor (started here) was, make a run for President in 2016. Today, I’m here to congratulate Janie on being named Charlotte’s 2014 Woman of the Year! How great is that?! You can read what the Charlotte Observer had to say about it here.

Congrats, also, for having an endowment named after her (the Jane L. McIntyre Endowment… word is they wanted to name it the “Greg Horres’ Labor Day Aunt Janie Endowment”, but that was too long of a name). You can read more about this cool honor here.

At least one of those articles talked about her ability to take over an organization with money problems and getting them going in the right direction. Maybe SC State should take a shot at trying to get her. I’m just sayin…

Maybe I’ll talk more later on my thoughts about SC State.

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