Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Sergeant Edward Alexander Walker (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from June 20 – July 16, 1900, at Peking, China. His citation reads:
In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900. Throughout this period, Walker distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Private Frank O. Walker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 18, 1900, near Taal, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:
Under heavy fire of the enemy he rescued a dying comrade who was sinking beneath the water.
Private James C. Walker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 25, 1863, at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. His citation reads:
After 2 color bearers had fallen, seized the flag and carried it forward, assisting in the capture of a battery. Shortly thereafter he captured the flag of the 41st Alabama and the color bearer.
I would like to wish my Aunt Yvonne a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she has a GREAT day! As you know, I am her favorite child and this was proven a few years ago when she made me a blanket of many colors (my 4 favorite colors, to be exact). Growing up, we (Mom and I) would go over to Mt. Pleasant for a haircut and then head down the road to visit Aunt Yvonne and Louis (and Susan, Alan and Uncle George if he was home). Those visits, along with the many times I spent the night at their house, are some of the best memories I have from my childhood.
For those of you who have been asking how my weight loss is going… I started at 249 and ended the month of January at 232. So far, so good… but I still have a long way to go.
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