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Friday, October 9, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private First Class John F. Thorson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 28, 1944, at Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

He was an automatic rifleman on 28 October 1944, in the attack on Dagami Leyte, Philippine Islands. A heavily fortified enemy position consisting of pillboxes and supporting trenches held up the advance of his company. His platoon was ordered to out-flank and neutralize the strongpoint. Voluntarily moving well out in front of his group, Pvt. Thorson came upon an enemy fire trench defended by several hostile riflemen and, disregarding the intense fire directed at him, attacked single-handed He was seriously wounded and fell about 6 yards from the trench. Just as the remaining 20 members of the platoon reached him, 1 of the enemy threw a grenade into their midst. Shouting a warning and making a final effort, Pvt. Thorson rolled onto the grenade and smothered the explosion with his body. He was instantly killed, but his magnificent courage and supreme self-sacrifice prevented the injury and possible death of his comrades, and remain with them as a lasting inspiration.

Private Andrew W. Tibbets (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 16, 1865, at Columbus, Georgia. His citation reads:

Capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (C.S.A.).

Major/Surgeon Henry R. Tilton (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 30, 1877, at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. His citation reads:

Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.

I row, row, rowed my boat into the I’m just sayin… offices today to wish my cousin Louis a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We hope that he has a great day today (and an even better day tomorrow watching college football).

In honor of his birthday, I’m going to post some pictures related to the weather this past weekend…

Water in our backyard

Water in our street

This was after it had gone down some... but our power didn't go out, so that's the important thing (during football season)

Susie with her foster-friend Rainy

Daniel in his Storm Fort

New map of the Southeast

Foster-dog Rainy taking a nap with me...

This is what she did when I told her she wasn't staying with us forever

Oh yeah, it's also our week to have our step-dogs... Here's Colt meeting Rainy

Colt taking a nap on Susie...

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