Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Quarter Gunner James Ward (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna. His citation reads:
Serving as gunner on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although wounded and ordered below, Ward refused to go, but rendered aid at one of the guns when the crew was disabled. He subsequently remained in the chains, heaving the lead, until nearly caught in the collision with the ram Tennessee. He continued to serve bravely throughout the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.
Sergeant James Ward (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 29, 1890, at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. His citation reads:
Continued to flght after being severely wounded.
Seaman First Class James Richard Ward (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. His citation reads:
For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. When it was seen that the U.S.S. Oklahoma was going to capsize and the order was given to abandon ship, Ward remained in a turret holding a flashlight so the remainder of the turret crew could see to escape, thereby sacrificing his own life.
I just wanted to take some time today to say congrats to my Golden State Warriors for their record setting 73 wins this season. As you know, I’ve been a huge fan of the Warriors for at least one month now. Actually, I have been pulling for them since the night I saw them on tv in early January while I was staying with Mom and Dad. After watching them that night, I knew I wouldn’t be able to pull against Stephen Curry… It’s just too much fun watching him play. Now I just hope they can get by the Rockets without any problems.
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