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Wednesday Hero-Lt. Milton Ricketts

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Lt.
Milton Ricketts

28 years old from Baltimore, Maryland

USS Yorktown (CV-5)

August 5, 1913 – May 8, 1942

U.S.<br />
Navy

For extraordinary and distinguished gallantry above and beyond the
call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Repair Party of
the U.S.S. Yorktown in action against enemy Japanese forces in the
Battle of the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942. During the severe bombarding of
the Yorktown by enemy Japanese forces, an aerial bomb passed through
and exploded directly beneath the compartment in which Lt. Ricketts’
battle station was located, killing, wounding or stunning all of his
men and mortally wounding him. Despite his ebbing strength, Lt.
Ricketts promptly opened the valve of a near-by fireplug, partially
led out the fire hose and directed a heavy stream of water into the
fire before dropping dead beside the hose. His courageous action,
which undoubtedly prevented the rapid spread of fire to serious
proportions, and his unflinching devotion to duty were in keeping with
the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave
his life for his country.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so
others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them
Hero.

Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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March 26, 2014   No Comments

24_Medal_Of_Honor-Wednesday_Hero

Yesterday marked the end of a 12-year review by the Pentagon when 24
soldiers from WWII to Vietnam, who were denied the award they earned,
finally received their Medals Of Honor.

Spc. 4 Santiago J. Erevia

Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris

Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela

Sgt. Candelario Garcia

Spc. 4 Leonard L. Alvarado

Staff Sgt. Felix M. Conde-Falcon

Spc. 4 Ardie R. Copas

Spc. 4 Jesus S. Duran

Cpl. Joe R. Baldonado

Cpl. Victor H. Espinoza

Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez

Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz

Master Sgt. Juan E. Negron

Master Sgt. Mike C. Pena

Pvt. Demensio Rivera

Pvt. Miguel A. Vera

Sgt. Jack Weinstein

Private Pedro Cano

Pvt. Joe Gandara

Pfc. Salvador J. Lara

Sgt. William F. Leonard

Staff Sgt. Manuel V. Mendoza

Sgt. Alfred B. Nietzel

1st Lt. Donald K. Schwab

You can find more information here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so
others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them
Hero.

Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more
information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on
your site, you can go here.

March 20, 2014   No Comments

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This post was suggested by Sarah

Sir Nicholas George Winton

104 years old from Hampstead, London

Wednesday Hero was started to honor the men and women of the United
States military, but this week we’re doing something a little
different. Sir Nicholas George Winton is a British humanitarian who
will turn 105 this May. On the eve of WWII, Winston was instrumental
in the rescue of 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi-occupied
Czechoslovakia. Sadly, many of the children he saved lost their
parents in concentration camps.

You can read more about Sir Nicholas Winston here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so
others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them
Hero.

Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more
information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on
your site, you can go here.

March 5, 2014   No Comments

Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman-Wednesday Hero

Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman

89 years old from San Diego, Calif.

VMTB-341, VMA-323

September 14, 1924 – January 5, 2014

Jerry Coleman, a decorated war hero, Yankee World Series MVP and Hall
of Fame San Diego Padres broadcaster, died January 5 at age 89 after a
career of more than 70 years in baseball.

Coleman signed with the Yankees out of the San Francisco sandlots in
1942 only to spend the next three years as a Marine bomber pilot in
the Pacific theater of World War II, flying 57 combat missions over
the Solomon Islands. Upon his return from the war he rejoined the
Yankees only to be called back to duty in ’51. He flew another 120
missions in Korea and rose to the rank of lieutenant
colonel.

You can read more about Lt. Col. Coleman here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom.
For that I am proud to call them
Hero.

Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more
information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on
your site, you can go here.

February 19, 2014   No Comments

Maj. Edward Cragg- Wednesday-Hero

Maj. Edward Cragg
24 years old from Greenwich, Connecticut
80th Fighter Squadron
September 8, 1919 – December 26, 1943

Maj. Edward “Porky” Cragg was a triple Ace in WWII with 15 confirmed kills who was shot down over Papua New Guinea and listed as MIA.

You can read more about Maj. Cragg here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

February 12, 2014   No Comments