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Friday, May 13, 2016

Songs 850 - 801

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private Bruno Wende (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 1, 1898, at El Caney, Cuba. His citation reads:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

First Sergeant Chester H. West (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 26, 1918, near Bois-de-Cheppy, France. His citation reads:

While making his way through a thick fog with his automatic rifle section, his advance was halted by direct and unusual machinegun fire from 2 guns. Without aid, he at once dashed through the fire and, attacking the nest, killed 2 of the gunners, 1 of whom was an officer. This prompt and decisive hand-to-hand encounter on his part enabled his company to advance farther without the loss of a man.

Private First Class Ernest E. West (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 12, 1952, near Sataeri, Korea. His citation reads:

Pfc. West distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He voluntarily accompanied a contingent to locate and destroy a reported enemy outpost. Nearing the objective, the patrol was ambushed and suffered numerous casualties. Observing his wounded leader lying in an exposed position, Pfc. West ordered the troops to withdraw, then braved intense fire to reach and assist him. While attempting evacuation, he was attacked by 3 hostile soldiers employing grenades and small-arms fire. Quickly shifting his body to shelter the officer, he killed the assailants with his rifle, then carried the helpless man to safety. He was critically wounded and lost an eye in this action. but courageously returned through withering fire and bursting shells to assist the wounded. While evacuating 2 comrades, he closed with and killed 3 more of the foe. Pfc. West's indomitable spirit, consummate valor, and intrepid actions inspired all who observed him, reflect the highest credit on himself, and uphold the honored traditions of the military service.

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

Rank Song Artist/Group

850 History In The Making by: Darius Rucker

849 My Kind of Town by: Frank Sinatra with Frank Sinatra, Jr.

848 Mr. Jones by: Counting Crows

847 Rock and Roll Music by: Chuck Berry

846 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out by: Bruce Springsteen

845 The World by: Brad Paisley

844 Born to Be My Baby by: Bon Jovi

843 But Anyway by: Blues Traveler

842 Every Little Step by: Bobby Brown

841 Things I'd Never Do by: Darius Rucker

840 Hysteria by: Def Leppard

839 (You're My) Soul and Inspiration by: The Righteous Brothers

838 Chug-A-Lug by: Roger Miller

837 My Wish by: Rascal Flatts

836 Honeysuckle Blue by: Drivin' N' Cryin'

835 Forever Road by: Darius Rucker

834 Those I've Loved by: Eric Church

833 Give It Away by: George Strait

832 All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight by: Hank Williams, Jr.

831 She's Country by: Jason Aldean

830 Cherry Bomb by: John Mellencamp

829 Bent by: Matchbox Twenty

828 Crazy Little Thing Called Love by: Queen

827 I Wish It Would Rain Down by: Phil Collins

826 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by: The Beatles

825 Settle Me Down by: Zac Brown Band

824 Songs About Me by: Trace Adkins

823 My Next Thirty Years by: Tim McGraw

822 American Ride by: Toby Keith

821 I Can't Explain by: The Who

820 Get Over It by: The Eagles

819 On Broadway by: The Drifters

818 Get Back by: The Beatles

817 Paradise by: Tesla

816 Closing Time by: Semisonic

815 These Days by: Rascal Flatts

814 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven by: Phil Collins

813 Band on the Run by: Paul McCartney

812 Back 2 Good by: Matchbox Twenty

811 Beer In Mexico by: Kenny Chesney

810 Lights by: Journey

809 Laughed Until We Cried by: Jason Aldean

808 Sad Caper by: Hootie and the Blowfish

807 There's a Tear in My Beer by: Hank Willams, Jr. and Hank Williams, Sr.

806 Chicago by: Frank Sinatra

805 Ain't Killed Me Yet by: Eric Church

804 Killin' Time by: Clint Black

803 Country Boys by: Aaron Lewis with George Jones and Charlie Daniels

802 What it Takes by: Aerosmith

801 Let's Get It Started by: Black Eyed Peas

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