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Friday, May 27, 2016

Songs 150 - 101

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Colonel William H. Wilbur (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 8, 1942, at Fedala, North Africa. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. Col. Wilbur prepared the plan for making contact with French commanders in Casablanca and obtaining an armistice to prevent unnecessary bloodshed. On 8 November 1942, he landed at Fedala with the leading assault waves where opposition had developed into a firm and continuous defensive line across his route of advance. Commandeering a vehicle, he was driven toward the hostile defenses under incessant fire, finally locating a French officer who accorded him passage through the forward positions. He then proceeded in total darkness through 16 miles of enemy-occupied country intermittently subjected to heavy bursts of fire, and accomplished his mission by delivering his letters to appropriate French officials in Casablanca. Returning toward his command, Col. Wilbur detected a hostile battery firing effectively on our troops. He took charge of a platoon of American tanks and personally led them in an attack and capture of the battery. From the moment of landing until the cessation of hostile resistance, Col. Wilbur's conduct was voluntary and exemplary in its coolness and daring.

Ordinary Seaman Franklin L. Wilcox (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Minnesota. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Wilcox advanced to the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed and wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors.

Sergeant William H. Wilcox (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads:

Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.

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

Rank Song Artist/Group

150 Intergalactic by: Beastie Boys

149 I Need Never Get Old by: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

148 Hypnotize by: The Notorious B.I.G.

147 Go Rest High On That Mountain by: Vince Gill

146 Gimme Some Lovin' by: The Spencer Davis Group

145 F*** Tha Police by: N.W.A.

144 Boyz-n-the-Hood by: Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube

143 Battle Hymn of The Republic by: Various

142 Amerikka's Most Wanted by: Ice Cube

141 Shelter Me by: Cinderella

140 The Twist by: Chubby Checker

139 Born in the USA by: Bruce Springsteen

138 Waitin' On A Woman by: Brad Paisley with Andy Griffith

137 Let The Good Times Roll by: B.B. King

136 Folsom Prison Blues by: Johnny Cash

135 Do You Love Me by: The Contours

134 Wanted Dead or Alive by: Bon Jovi

133 Lean On Me by: Bill Withers

132 Imagine by: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band

131 Me Wise Magic by: Van Halen

130 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by: Phil Collins

129 You Send Me by: Sam Cooke

128 Signs by: Tesla

127 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by: The Band

126 Sloop John B by: The Beach Boys

125 Come Together by: The Beatles

124 Already Gone by: The Eagles

123 What A Wonderful World by: Louis Armstrong

122 Mountain Music by: Alabama

121 Right Now by: Van Halen

120 Colder Weather by: Zac Brown Band

119 Shout (Parts 1 and 2) by: The Isley Brothers

118 Barbara Ann by: The Beach Boys

117 Hey Jude by: The Beatles

116 Seventeen by: Winger

115 Desperado by: The Eagles

114 Up On The Roof by: The Drifters

113 I Don't Like Mondays by: The Boomrats

112 We Will Rock You by: Queen

111 We Are The Champions by: Queen

110 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by: Reba McEntire

109 Baby Grand by: Ray Charles with Billy Joel

108 Every Rose Has Its Thorn by: Poison

107 In The Air Tonight by: Phil Collins

106 Crazy Train by: Ozzy Osbourne

105 Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) by: Motley Crue

104 Still Crazy After All These Years by: Paul Simon

103 Smooth Criminal by: Michael Jackson

102 Rock, Pebble, Stone by: Emery

101 I'll Be There by: Mariah Carey with Trey Lorenz

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