Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Landsman Aaron Sanderson (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 17, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Wyandank. His citation reads:
Served on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox Creek, L/man Anderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in many places and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at the enemy.
Sergeant Willie Sandlin (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 26, 1918, at Bois-de-Forges, France. His citation reads:
He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.
First Sergeant William Sands (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 6-7, 1865, at Dabney's Mills, Virginia. His citation reads:
Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.
The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
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