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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This past Sunday...

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Quartermaster Samuel Todd (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn. His citation reads:

Stationed at the conn on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Todd performed his duties with outstanding skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.

First Lieutenant John J. Toffey (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 23, 1863, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Although excused from duty on account of sickness, went to the front in command of a storming party and with conspicuous gallantry participated in the assault of Missionary Ridge; was here wounded and permanently disabled.

Private Frank Tolan (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 25, 1876, at Little Big Horn, Montana. His citation reads:

Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

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I just wanted to share a few videos (and pics) from our church this past Sunday. All 3 kids were involved in the first service… the girls pulled double duty and also participated in the second service. I will tell you that all 3 did far better than I could. There are also some pics from the Fall Festival. Sorry in advance for the quality of the pictures and videos, but you get what you pay for…

I wanted to give you a look at the difference in how The Wife and I view Daniel.  The top picture is through my eyes.  The bottom picture is through her eyes.

Daniel's choir in action... See if you can spot Susie and Mary Ruth in the background

Susie's choir

3 of Mary Ruth's choir

Susie and Mary Ruth did a GREAT job sitting through service without moving around... The Wife didn't do as well, but she's getting better.

Between services

Here are a few pictures from the second service (I sat a little closer for this one)

Ready for the Fall Festival

I should have asked Officer Dunlap to arrest Batman for taking his mask off...

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