Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Lieutenant Colonel Frederic W. Swift (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 16, 1863, at Lenoire Station, Tennessee. His citation reads:
Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after 3 color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
Second Lieutenant Harlan J. Swift (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 30, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:
Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw 4 of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the 4 prisoners.
Principal Musician Peter Sype (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.
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Today I’d like to wish my good friend Jenn a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While I haven’t had a chance to hang out with Jenn much these past few years (she and The Wife had a big falling out leading to a “loser leave town” type wrestling match which The Wife won… causing Jenn to leave our church and start her own. Is any of that true? I don’t know… it was all so long ago that I’m a little fuzzy on the truth right now), I still enjoy the random times she gets to see me around town. I’m sure Clark and her boys will make this a great birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!!!!!!!!
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