Corporal Jacob G. Orth (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland. His citation reads:
Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand_to_hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder.
Seaman John Osborne (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 21, 1876, on board the USS Juniata. His citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Juniata, Osborne displayed gallant conduct in rescuing from drowning an enlisted boy of that vessel, at Philadelphia, Pa., 21 August 1876.
Lieutenant, Junior Grade Weedon E. Osborne (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 6, 1918, in Bouresche, France. His citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism while attached to the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance on Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lt (j.g.). Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.
RIP Harold Ramis… As I’m sure you know, Harold Allen Ramis died this past Monday. Some of you (like me) know him best as Egon Spengler in the classic Ghostbusters. When you look at the 3 main guys in that movie, you might not think of him as a comic genius. I admit, when I look at them and think of humor, he’s not the guy I think of first. It’s not that I didn’t think he was funny, but the other two fellows are Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd… well… it’s easy to overlook Harold. But to do so would be foolish. Along with his role in Ghostbusters, he also played Russell Ziskey in Stripes (he also co-wrote both movies). He was 1 of 3 screenwriters for National Lampoon’s Animal House. He also wrote and directed some other movies that those of us in the business call classics... Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Groundhog Day (which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for) and Analyze This. To write just one of these would be enough to earn him the title of a great comic. To write all of them is to give him the title of comic genius. The world has lost a very funny man.