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Friday, January 22, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Meredith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Seaman Robert Volz (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 11, 1898, on board the U.S.S. Nashville. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Volz displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

Sergeant Rudolph Von Medem (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions in 1872-1873. His citation reads:

Gallantry in actions and campaigns.

Private Robert H. Von Schlick (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 13, 1900, at Tientsin, China. His citation reads:

Although previously wounded while carrying a wounded comrade to a place of safety, rejoined his command, which partly occupied an exposed position upon a dike, remaining there after his command had been withdrawn, singly keeping up the fire, and obliviously presenting himself as a conspicuous target until he was literally shot off his position by the enemy.

Happy Birthday to my niece (Teresa Lynn’s youngest) Meredith!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she has a GREAT day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can remember the day Meredith was born… That morning, Teresa Lynn called The Wife and asked her to come over and watch Leah and Ansley so she could head over to the “hospital” (I say “hospital” because it’s the place I didn’t have a lot of love for when my kids were born) to have Meredith. See, back then (before The Wife and I had kids), Teresa Lynn lived near us so she could use us for stuff like this. She only moved when The Wife was pregnant with Mary Ruth. Anyway, back to Meredith… It snowed. I don’t remember if it snowed the day she was born, or the next day… but I remember being in the “hospital” room and looking out and seeing white everywhere.

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