Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Captain of the Hold Louis Williams (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 16, 1883, on board the USS Lackawanna AND June 13, 1884, on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna. His citation reads:
FIRST AWARD For jumping overboard from the U.S.S Lackawanna, 16 March 1883, at Honolulu, T.H., and rescuing from drowning Thomas Moran, landsman. SECOND AWARD Serving on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, Williams rescued from drowning William Cruise, who had fallen overboard at Callao Peru, 13 June 1884.
First Sergeant Moses Williams (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 16, 1881, at foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico. His citation reads:
Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running flght of 3 or 4 hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least 3 of his comrades.
Seaman Peter Williams (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 9, 1862, on board the U.S.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor. His citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. During the engagement between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Merrimack, Williams gallantly served throughout the engagement as quartermaster, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle in which the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle.
|The warrior hasn't won all of his fights...|
The date was… well, I don’t exactly remember what the date was… but I know it was 2005. My guess is it was later in 2005. The Wife was pregnant with Mary Ruth and her belly was pretty big. Now, you have to understand that back then (before kids and Scooby), Maverick was The Wife’s baby. Everything revolved around him. She would come home after work and sit on the sofa and Maverick would lay on her lap and she would just sit there and pet him for hours. Then The Wife’s belly got big (because of Mary Ruth, mind you). Maverick was running out of space, but he was still doing his best to spend quality time with his mommy (back then, he still saw himself as “her dog”). So there we were one night watching TV with Maverick and The Wife on the sofa (his head in her lap) when Mary Ruth decided to kick (or punch… who knows, she was inside the belly) and Maverick felt it. Maybe she wasn’t trying to kick Maverick, but once he felt it he took it personally. I know this, because he jumped up and tried to hit back. He may have actually connected once or twice before I was able to pull him away. And that was Maverick’s first fight with Mary Ruth.