Chief Boatswain's Mate Othniel Tripp (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Seneca. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Despite severe enemy fire which halted an attempt by his assaulting party to enter the stockade, Tripp boldly charged through the gap in the stockade although the center of the line, being totally unprotected, fell back along the open beach and left too few in the ranks to attempt an offensive operation.
Private Howell G. Trogden (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." He carried his regiment's flag and tried to borrow a gun to defend it.
Second Class Fireman James M. Trout (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 20, 1877, on board the U.S.S. Frolic. His citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Frolic, Trout displayed gallant conduct in endeavoring to save the life of one of the crew of that vessel who had fallen overboard at Montevideo, 20 April 1877.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest niece Allison (daughter of Sonny)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she has a GREAT day! I had a chance to watch her cheer at a high school playoff football game last Friday night when the Dorman
I also had a chance to go watch my youngest niece Meredith (Teresa Lynn's youngest) play soccer this past Saturday. It was great being out there with Sonny
Speaking (kinda) of Teresa Lynn... She came to our church a couple of weeks ago to see my kids sing. As she is talking to my friends, she doesn't introduce herself as my sister... she introduces herself as The Wife's sister-in-law (though she used The Wife's "real" name). I was sitting right by her! That's the level of respect I get from my family. Sonny would have never done that (though, to be fair, he wouldn't have said anything... they would just know anyone that quiet would HAVE to be Sonny).
Speaking of Sonny... at my house we don't play The Quiet Game... we play The Uncle Sonny Game. So far, none of my kids are that good at it.
Anyway, here are some pictures from the weekend…
|Daniel with a picture next to The Rock (not that one... or that one either). This is The Rock at West Ashley High School (to honor one of the schools, St. Andrews Rocks, that made the school).|
|Good "resting" form|
|Me and my crazy little football fan|
|Daniel and Nana|
|More cheering (this time during halftime). This is the closest I got to having Allison look at us. I tried waving to her and yelling her name, but I guess she didn't see me...|
|Meredith at her soccer game|
|Me, Sonny, Susie and Daniel at the soccer game|
|Meredith ready to score a goal|
|Meredith after the game with her fans|
|Me, Meredith, Sonny and Susie's hand|
|My soccer fans on the way home after a day at Nana and Da's house|
|Calypso and Colt... living it up on Mr. Daddy's sofa (they call me Mr. Daddy)|
|This is how Scooby looked when I woke up on Monday morning|
|Me and Allison... We have both grown since then (her up and me out)|