Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Colonel John W. Sprague (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 22, 1862, at Decatur, Georgia. His citation reads:
With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
1st Lieutenant James M. Sprayberry (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 25, 1968, in the Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Sprayberry, Armor, U.S. Army, distinguished himself by exceptional bravery while serving as executive officer of Company D. His company commander...of the men were wounded and separated from the main body of the company. A daylight attempt to rescue them was driven back by the well entrenched enemy's heavy fire. Capt. Sprayberry ...a volunteer night patrol to eliminate the intervening enemy bunkers and to relieve the surrounded element. The patrol soon began receiving enemy machinegun fire. Capt. Sprayberry quickly moved the men to protective cover and without regard for his own safety, crawled within close range of the bunker from which the fire was coming. He silenced the machinegun with a hand grenade. Identifying several l-man enemy positions nearby, Capt. Sprayberry immediately attacked them with the rest of his grenades. He crawled back for more grenades and when 2 grenades were thrown at his men from a position to the front, Capt. Sprayberry, without hesitation, again exposed himself and charged the enemy-held bunker killing its occupants with a grenade. Placing 2 men to cover his advance, he crawled forward and neutralized 3 more bunkers with grenades. Immediately thereafter, Capt. Sprayberry was surprised by an enemy soldier who charged from a concealed position. He killed the soldier with his pistol and with continuing disregard for the danger neutralized another enemy emplacement. Capt. Sprayberry then established radio contact with the isolated men, directing them toward his position. When the 2 elements made contact he organized his men into litter parties to evacuate the wounded. As the evacuation was nearing completion, he observed an enemy machinegun...a grenade. Capt. Sprayberry returned to the rescue party, established security, and moved to friendly lines with the wounded. This rescue operation, which lasted approximately 71/2 hours, saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Capt. Sprayberry personally killed 12 enemy soldiers, eliminated 2 machineguns, and destroyed numerous enemy bunkers. Capt. Sprayberry's indomitable spirit and gallant action at great personal risk to his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
Private George Springer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action.
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Top 18 MLB Team Nicknames of All-Time
18 Senators This was the name of the Washington team from 1901-1960 (who then moved to Minnesota) and 1961-1971 (who then moved to Texas). It's a great name… I wish it was still used. Of course, as you will see, I think the nickname currently used by the Washington team is pretty good.
13 Red Sox
9 Dodgers The nickname fit in Brooklyn (trolley Dodgers) and it fits in LA (draft Dodgers… though I might be the only one who thinks of it like that).
5 Nationals The nickname of the team in Washington now…
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