Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private William Steinmetz (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Private William G. Stephens (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Coal Heaver James E. Sterling (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded when heavy enemy return fire raked the decks of his ship, Sterling courageously remained at his post and continued passing shell until struck down a second time and completely disabled.
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Top 26 TV Characters of All-Time
26 Columbo played by Pete Falk
25 Ben Matlock played by Andy Griffith
24 Michael Scott played by Steve Carell
23 Sheldon Cooper played by Jim Parsons
22 Al Bundy played by Ed O'Neill
21 George Costanza played by Jason Alexander
20 Alex P. Keaton played by Michael J. Fox A Young Republican + hippie parents = Comedy Gold.
19 Cliff Clavin/Norm Peterson played by John Ratzenberger and George Wendt I know this is a little like cheating, but there are some cases (a couple more will come later) where you can't have one character withouth the other. This is one of those cases. The know-it-all Cliff and the loveable Norm spent a lot of time at the bar together and they belong on this list together.
18 B.A. Baracus played by Mr. T Like me, he hates to fly.
17 Dr. Gregory House played by Hugh Laurie
16 Benson DuBois played by Robert Guillaume
15 Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage
14 Doogie Howser played by Neil Patrick Harris
13 Sophia Petrillo played by Estelle Getty Golden Girls had 3 other GREAT characters (all could have made this list), but the show wouldn't have been nearly as funny without Sophia.
12 Tony Soprano played by James Gandolfini I bet some of you thought he'd be higher up on the list… heck, I kind of thought he would. But there are just too many other great characters…
11 Archie Bunker played by Carroll O'Connor This character proved that bigotry can be funny… if you're just willing to laugh at it and not be offended by it.
10 Angus MacGyver played by Richard Dean Anderson This character was so popular that the name MacGyver became a verb.
9 Barney Fife played by Don Knotts
8 George Jefferson played by Sherman Hemsley
7 Leroy Jethro Gibbs played by Mark Harmon There are websites dedicated to his rules…
6 Spock/James T. Kirk played by Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
5 Shawn Spencer/Burton Guster played by James Roday and Dule Hill
4 Hawkeye Pierce played by Alan Alda The only character to appear in all 256 episodes of M*A*S*H
3 Lucy Ricardo played by Lucille Ball
2 Heathcliff Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
1 Arthur Fonzarelli (The Fonz) played by Henry Winkler You don't know what cool is until you've seen The Fonz. THAT guy was cool.
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