Army chaplain gets posthumous Medal of Honor

Army chaplain gets posthumous Medal of Honor

As an adopted Kansan, this is a wonderful thing. Father Kapaun is revered in Kansas. There is a high school on the East Side that is named Kapaun-Mount Carmel.

“The Roman Catholic priest was recognized for helping to carry an injured American for miles as Chinese captors led them on a death march, and for risking his life to drag the wounded to safety while dodging explosions and gunfire.” The Wichita Eagle

 

USS Thresher SSN-593

USS Thresher SSN-593

Fifty years ago yesterday, The Good Ship Thresher was lost with 129 good and true submariners.

I remember this on the evening news from Walter Cronkite. We got one station in the little town in NC Montana that I lived in.

The link in the title of the post is to the Dictionary of American Fighting Naval Fighting Ships.

Obscure and forgotten event to every one that does not ‘go down to the sea, in ships’

California Stuff

 l live here. I have to go along with this one.

“Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re Number One. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.”
– Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times

Yeah. What Burt said………………………………………..

I wonder if it is something in the water? God himself may not even know.