First Sergeant Sydney G. Gumpertz (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1918, in the Bois-de-Forges, France. His citation reads:
When the advancing line was held up by machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Gumpertz left the platoon of which he was in command and started with 2 other soldiers through a heavy barrage toward the machinegun nest. His 2 companions soon became casualties from bursting shells, but 1st Sgt. Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun, capturing 9 of the crew.
Corporal Jacob Gunther (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions during 1868 and 1869, in Arizona. His citation reads:
Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.
Private First Class Henry Gurke (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 9, 1943, in the Solomon Islands. His citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism and courage above and beyond the call of duty while attached to the 3d Marine Raider Battalion during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area on 9 November 1943. While his platoon was engaged in the defense of a vital road block near Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville Island. Pfc. Gurke, in company with another Marine, was delivering a fierce stream of fire against the main vanguard of the Japanese. Concluding from the increasing ferocity of grenade barrages that the enemy was determined to annihilate their small, 2-man foxhole, he resorted to a bold and desperate measure for holding out despite the torrential hail of shells. When a Japanese grenade dropped squarely into the foxhole, Pfc. Gurke, mindful that his companion manned an automatic weapon of superior fire power and therefore could provide more effective resistance, thrust him roughly aside and flung his own body over the missile to smother the explosion. With unswerving devotion to duty and superb valor, Pfc. Gurke sacrificed himself in order that his comrade might live to carry on the fight. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
We at I’m just sayin… would like to wish our good friend Jenn over at Courtyard a very happy birthday! If my math is correct, Jenn is one year older than she was this time last year (but one year younger than she’ll be this time next year). HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!
Before we get to the pictures, we have a couple of videos for you. First, if you haven’t heard the song “Call Me Maybe”, click here.
It ain’t “Free Bird” (or even “Smells Like Teen Spirit”), but it’s kind of catchy. Anyway, the next video is of the Olympic Swim Team making a video to that song. The last video is the Cookie Monster singing “Share It Maybe”.
We have so many pictures from last week/weekend that we are going to break them up and post them over the next few weeks.
|Guess who took my phone from me...|
|Maverick kissing Daniel|
|Daniel kissing Maverick|
|Maverick checking Daniel for cavities|
|One cool little girl|
|Susie self picture|
|One more self picture|
|This is what I woke up to... Where you see the blue pillow is where I was sleeping.|
|I know Mary Ruth doesn't make this section as much as her brother and sister... but here she is during swim lessons.|