Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Coxswain Richard Willis (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 24-25, 1864 and January 13-15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides. His citation reads:
Willis served on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14 and 15 January 1865. The ship steamed in and took the lead in the ironclad division close inshore and immediately opened its starboard battery in a barrage of well_directed fire to cause several fires and explosions and dismount several guns during the first 2 days of fighting. Taken under fire as she steamed into position on 13 January, the New Ironsides fought all day and took on ammunition at night, despite severe weather conditions. When the enemy troops came out of their bombproofs to defend the fort against the storming party, the ship's battery disabled nearly every gun on the fort facing the shore before the ceasefire order was given by the flagship.
First Lieutenant Edward B. Williston (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 12, 1864, at Trevilian Station, Virginia. His citation reads:
Private Henry Wills (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 8-11, 1873, near Fort Selden, New Mexico. His citation reads:
Services against hostile Indians.
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You wouldn’t really know it now… but there was a time when I wasn’t a huge fan of reading. I can remember having summer reading lists that I would have to work my way through while I was in school and not loving it. But Mom would always help me with my reading list. I remember I would read a chapter to her and she would read a chapter to me and that’s how I got through the lists (until I reached a point, in middle school I guess, when I started reading the books all by myself). So I credit Mom for helping me figure out that I actually like reading.