Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Corporal Benjamin F. Young (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 17, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Sergeant Calvary M. Young (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 25, 1864, at Osage, Kansas. His citation reads:
Gallantry in capturing Gen. Cabell.
Commander Cassin Young (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. His citation reads:
For distinguished conduct in action, outstanding heroism and utter disregard of his own safety, above and beyond the call of duty, as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Vestal, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by enemy Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Comdr. Young proceeded to the bridge and later took personal command of the 3-inch antiaircraft gun. When blown overboard by the blast of the forward magazine explosion of the U.S.S. Arizona, to which the U.S.S. Vestal was moored, he swam back to his ship. The entire forward part of the U.S.S. Arizona was a blazing inferno with oil afire on the water between the 2 ships; as a result of several bomb hits, the U.S.S. Vestal was afire in several places, was settling and taking on a list. Despite severe enemy bombing and strafing at the time, and his shocking experience of having been blown overboard, Comdr. Young, with extreme coolness and calmness, moved his ship to an anchorage distant from the U.S.S. Arizona, and subsequently beached the U.S.S. Vestal upon determining that such action was required to save his ship.
I would like to point you to this website so you can learn about the Through Our Eyes Project, which was created by a Kappa Sigma brother of mine (Jason Williamson). A brief explanation of the project from their website:
Inspired by Cafe Art in London, 100 disposable Fujifilm cameras will be given out to people who are living on the street, in a local shelter or are otherwise affected by homelessness.
Unlike any project before, the homeless of Spartanburg, SC will have an integral hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being the problem that is trying to be solved.
Through Our Eyes is bigger than a social experiment. It's greater than an art piece. It's more important than an outreach. This project is a lifeline. The photographers will be equipped with the tools to tell their story. They will be encouraged through a word of hope. The community will be engaged to support those who work with the homeless.