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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Songs 1,250 – 1,201

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Lance Corporal Lester W. Weber (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 23, 1969, at Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machinegun squad leader with Company M, in action against the enemy. The 2d Platoon of Company M was dispatched to the Bo Ban area of Hieu Duc District to assist a squad from another platoon which had become heavily engaged with a well entrenched enemy battalion. While moving through a rice paddy covered with tall grass L/Cpl. Weber's platoon came under heavy attack from concealed hostile soldiers. He reacted by plunging into the tall grass, successfully attacking 1 enemy and forcing 11 others to break contact. Upon encountering a second North Vietnamese Army soldier he overwhelmed him in fierce hand-to-hand combat. Observing 2 other soldiers firing upon his comrades from behind a dike, L/Cpl. Weber ignored the frenzied firing of the enemy and racing across the hazardous area, dived into their position. He neutralized the position by wrestling weapons from the hands of the 2 soldiers and overcoming them. Although by now the target for concentrated fire from hostile riflemen, L/Cpl. Weber remained in a dangerously exposed position to shout words of encouragement to his emboldened companions. As he moved forward to attack a fifth enemy soldier, he was mortally wounded. L/Cpl. Weber's indomitable courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Landsman Henry S. Webster (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Susquehanna. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. When enemy fire halted the attempt by his landing party to enter the fort and more than two_thirds of the men fell back along the open beach, Webster voluntarily remained with one of his wounded officers, under fire, until aid could be obtained to bring him to the rear.

Captain of the Foretop Charles H. Weeks (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 21, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Montauk. His citation reads:

Served as captain of the foretop on board the U.S.S. Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September, when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of that vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Weeks, notwithstanding the cry of "fire in the magazine," displayed great presence of mind and rendered valuable service in extinguishing the flames which were imperiling the ship and the men on board.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

1250 Semi-Charmed Life by: Third Eye Blind

1249 See You Again by: Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

1248 Save The Last Dance For Me by: Michael Buble

1247 Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by: Big & Rich

1246 Runaway Train by: Soul Asylum

1245 Runaway Train by: Brad Paisley

1244 Rude by: MAGIC!

1243 Rotten to the Core by: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart

1242 Rolling in the Deep by: Adele

1241 Rock the House by: AC/DC

1240 Rock the Boat by: Big & Rich feat. Cowboy Troy

1239 Rock or Bust by: AC/DC

1238 River Bank by: Brad Paisley

1237 Right Round by: Flo Rida

1236 Remedy by: Adele

1235 Regulate by: Nate Dogg and Warren G

1234 Regarding Steven by: Blues Traveler

1233 Rebel of the Underground by: 2pac

1232 Real N***** by: N.W.A.

1231 Rainbow Connection by: The Muppets

1230 Radio by: Darius Rucker

1229 Price Tag by: Jessie J feat. B.o.B

1228 Please Man by: Big & Rich feat. Wyclef Jean

1227 Please Come Home for Christmas by: Darius Rucker

1226 Play-by-play (I Saw It On The Radio) by: Terry Cashman

1225 Play Ball by: AC/DC

1224 Pinch Me by: Barenaked Ladies

1223 Parental Discretion Iz Advised by: N.W.A.

1222 On My Own by: Ross Lynch

1221 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by: Starship

1220 No Vaseline by: Ice Cube

1219 No by: Meghan Trainor

1218 Night Moves by: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

1217 Never Is Enough by: Barenaked Ladies

1216 My Only Wish (This Year) by: Britney Spears

1215 MmmBop by: Hanson

1214 Medicine Man by: Dr. Dre feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson .Paak

1213 Make You Feel My Love by: Bob Dylan

1212 Lullaby by: Shawn Mullins

1211 Low Country Blues by: Atlas Road Crew

1210 Low Country by: Darius Rucker

1209 Love The Way You Lie by: Eminem feat. Rihanna

1208 Let It Roll by: Velvet Revolver

1207 Lawyers, Guns and Money by: Warren Zevon

1206 Kick My Ass by: Big & Rich

1205 Island Song by: Zac Brown Band

1204 If You Ever Have Forever In Mind by: Vince Gill

1203 If I Had $1,000,000 by: Barenaked Ladies

1202 I'd Rather Have Jesus by: George Beverly Shea

1201 I Got the Feelin' by: James Brown

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