Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private George W. Smith (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 12, 1874, at Wichita River, Texas. His citation reads:
While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded during the engagement and died early the next day.
First Lieutenant Henry I. Smith (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 15, 1865, at Black River, North Carolina. His citation reads:
Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
Private James Smith (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions during April 1862, in Georgia. His citation reads:
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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2 Gordie Howe Played in the NHL from 1946 - 1971 for the Detroit Red Wings. He played for other teams and other leagues… but the bulk was for the Red Wings in the NHL. 23-time NHL All-Star; 4-time Stanley Cup Champion (1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955); Hockey Hall of Fame (1972); Top 5 in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive seasons; Most games played for a single franchise (1,687 with the Red Wings) Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey"… He has to be one of the Top 2 Hockey Players of All-Time.
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