Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Sergeant Allen Tucker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 2, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Corporal Jacob R. Tucker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 1, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
Was 1 of the 3 soldiers most conspicuous in the final assault.
Sergeant First Class Charles W. Turner (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 1, 1950, near Yongsan, Korea. His citation reads:
Sfc. Turner distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. A large enemy force launched a mortar and automatic weapon supported assault against his platoon. Sfc. Turner, a section leader, quickly organized his unit for defense and then observed that the attack was directed at the tank section 100 yards away. Leaving his secured section he dashed through a hail of fire to the threatened position and, mounting a tank, manned the exposed turret machine gun. Disregarding the intense enemy fire he calmly held this position delivering deadly accurate fire and pointing out targets for the tank's 75mm. gun. His action resulted in the destruction of 7 enemy machine gun nests. Although severely wounded he remained at the gun shouting encouragement to his comrades. During the action the tank received over 50 direct hits; the periscopes and antenna were shot away and 3 rounds hit the machine gun mount. Despite this fire he remained at his post until a burst of enemy fire cost him his life. This intrepid and heroic performance enabled the platoon to withdraw and later launch an attack which routed the enemy. Sfc. Turner's valor and example reflect the highest credit upon himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
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Some TV games of note this weekend…
Friday: Bowling Green vs Northern Illinois - 8:00pm on ESPN2 – It’s not so much that I care about this game… it’s just that it’s the only one I know of on TV Friday night.
Saturday: #22 Temple at #19 Houston - 12:00pm on ABC
Texas at #12 Baylor – 12:00pm on ESPN
#18 Florida vs #2 Alabama – 4:00pm on CBS
#20 USoCal vs #7 Stanford – 7:45pm on ESPN
#5 Michigan State vs #4 Iowa – 8:00pm on FOX
#10 UNC vs #1 Clemson – 8:00pm on ABC
Good luck to all of the teams I want to win. And may the losing teams not get injured.
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