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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Songs 650 - 601

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Lance Corporal Roy M. Wheat (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 11, 1967, in the Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. L/Cpl. Wheat and 2 other marines were assigned the mission of providing security for a Navy construction battalion crane and crew operating along Liberty Road in the vicinity of the Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province. After the marines had set up security positions in a tree line adjacent to the work site, L/Cpl. Wheat reconnoitered the area to the rear of their location for the possible presence of guerrillas. He then returned to within 10 feet of the friendly position, and here unintentionally triggered a well concealed, bounding type, antipersonnel mine. Immediately, a hissing sound was heard which was identified by the 3 marines as that of a burning time fuse. Shouting a warning to his comrades, L/Cpl. Wheat in a valiant act of heroism hurled himself upon the mine, absorbing the tremendous impact of the explosion with his body. The inspirational personal heroism and extraordinary valor of his unselfish action saved his fellow marines from certain injury and possible death, reflected great credit upon himself, and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Lieutenant Colonel Loyd Wheaton (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 9, 1865, at Fort Blakely, Alabama. His citation reads:

Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.

First Lieutenant Daniel D. Wheeler (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Salem Heights, Virginia. His citation reads:

Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.

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

Rank Song Artist/Group

650 Any Way You Want It by: Journey

649 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys by: .38 Special

648 Janie's Got a Gun by: Aerosmith

647 Uptown Girl by: Billy Joel

646 Lay Your Hands of Me by: Bon Jovi

645 It Never Woulda Worked Out Anyway by: Brad Paisley

644 Alright by: Darius Rucker

643 Jack Daniels If You Please by: David Allan Coe

642 Bennie and the Jets by: Elton John

641 Some Kind of Wonderful by: Grand Funk Railroad

640 Hannah Jane by: Hootie and the Blowfish

639 Cheeseburger in Paradise by: Jimmy Buffett

638 Come On, Let's Go by: Ritchie Valens

637 Everybody Hurts by: R.E.M.

636 Money by: Pink Floyd

635 You Can't Hurry Love by: Phil Collins

634 Last Kiss by: Pearl Jam

633 Here Today by: Paul McCartney

632 And the Cradle Will Rock by: Van Halen

631 Good Hearted Woman by: Waylon Jennings

630 Unchained Melody by: The Righteous Brothers

629 Weed with Willie by: Toby Keith

628 Felt Good On My Lips by: Tim McGraw

627 After the Thrill Is Gone by: The Eagles

626 I Count The Tears by: The Drifters

625 I Fought The Law by: The Bobby Fuller Four

624 With a Little Help From My Friends by: The Beatles

623 Still Cruisin by: The Beach Boys

622 Fat Bottomed Girls by: Queen

621 Little Red Corvette by: Prince

620 Hell Yeah by: Montgomery Gentry

619 The Way You Make Me Feel by: Michael Jackson

618 I'm Already There by: Lonestar

617 Travelin' Man by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

616 If You Don't Like Hank Williams by: Hank Williams, Jr.

615 Buffalo Soldier by: Bob Marley

614 Caught Up In You by: .38 Special

613 I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool by: Barbara Mandrell with George Jones

612 Bad Medicine by: Bon Jovi

611 Crocodile Rock by: Elton John

610 All Those Years Ago by: George Harrison

609 I Gotta Get Drunk by: George Jones with Willie Nelson

608 I Drink Alone by: George Thorogood

607 We're an American Band by: Grand Funk Railroad

606 Hold My Hand by: Hootie and the Blowfish

605 The Wind Cries Mary by: Jimi Hendrix

604 Jack and Diane by: John Mellencamp

603 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by: John Lennon

602 Heartbreaker by: Led Zeppelin

601 Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) by: Motley Crue

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