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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Alan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Orderly Sergeant David Sprowle (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Richmond. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Orderly Sgt. Sprowle inspired the men of the marine guard and directed a division of great guns throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew B. Spurling (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 23, 1865, at Evergreen, Alabama. His citation reads:

Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon 3 of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded 2, and captured the whole party.

Staff Sergeant Junior J. Spurrier (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 13, 1944, at Achain, France. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy at Achain, France, on 13 November 1944. At 2 p.m., Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. S/Sgt. Spurrier armed with a BAR passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately killed 3 Germans. From this time until dark, S/Sgt. Spurrier, using at different times his BAR and Ml rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and handgrenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an officer and 24 enlisted men and captured 2 officers and 2 enlisted men. His valor has shed fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Just wanted to wish my cousin Alan a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it’s a great one!

The I'm just sayin… Countdown May List of the Day

Top 19 Commercials of All-Time

19   1987 - Schlitz Malt Liquor

18   Capital One Quicksilver Road to the Final Four: Annapolis

17   Subaru Dog Tested: What's the Fuss About?

16   Bud Light - I love you man

15   ESPN This is Sportscenter - Memories

14   Allstate Mayhem - Lawn Game

13   MasterCard - Priceless - Peyton Manning Cut That Meat

12   Budweiser "Rocky"

11   AT&T March Madness Legends: "Strong Team"

10   Wendy's - Where's the Beef

9   ESPN College Basketball - Chris Farley

8   Budweiser - Referee Training

7   Suburban Auto - Trunk Monkey Date Night Chaperone

6   Allstate Bergwood - Vincent

5   Coca-Cola - Mean Joe Green

4   MasterCard - Priceless - Peyton Manning

3   Disney World Super Bowl XL - Hines Ward

2   Nike - Chicks Dig the Long Ball

1   2014 Dr. Pepper

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