Thursday, March 1, 2007

Wednesday Hero Post

To post the Wednesday Hero post to your site is a bit of a bother but it's simple. Just copy the italicized text below and paste it to your site. Where you see the < character you'll notice that there's a space between it and the next character. Just do away with that space to close the tag. That's it. Like I said, a bit of a bother but simple.


This post was suggested by < a href="http://mjgolch.blogspot.com">Michael< /a>

< center>< img src="http://oi57.tinypic.com/33uwke1.jpg" border="1" alt="Cpt. Joseph O'Callahan">< /center>< /img>< center>< I>Cpt. Joseph O'Callahan
58 years old from Worcester, Mass
Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps, USS Franklin
May 14, 1905 - March 18, 1964
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From Cpt. O'Callahan's Medal Of Honor citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as chaplain on board the U.S.S. Franklin when that vessel was fiercely attacked by enemy Japanese aircraft during offensive operations near Kobe, Japan, on 19 March 1945. A valiant and forceful leader, calmly braving the perilous barriers of flame and twisted metal to aid his men and his ship, Lt. Comdr. O'Callahan groped his way through smoke-filled corridors to the shells, rockets, and other armament. With the ship rocked by incessant explosions, with debris and fragments raining down and fires raging in ever-increasing fury, he ministered to the wounded and dying, comforting and encouraging men of all faiths; he organized and led firefighting crews into the blazing inferno on the flight deck; he directed the jettisoning of live ammunition and the flooding of the magazine; he manned a hose to cool hot, armed bombs rolling dangerously on the listing deck, continuing his efforts, despite searing, suffocating smoke which forced men to fall back gasping and imperiled others who replaced them. Serving with courage, fortitude, and deep spiritual strength, Lt. Comdr. O'Callahan.< /center>< /I>

You can read more about Cpt. O'Callahan < a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_T._O%27Callahan">here< /a>

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. < FONT COLOR=red>< FONT SIZE=2>Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look< /FONT SIZE>< /FONT COLOR>

< a href="http://helpwwp.org">Wounded Warrior Project< /a> - Because So Many Have Come Back With Injuries, Seen And Unseen

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4 comments:

Meaghan said...

I am the oldest great-grandchild of Sgt. McGowen. I want to thank you for featuring him today. It touches my heart greatly.

Christopher Lee said...

It's my pleasure.

Mike Golch said...

I hope that I copied this right,if not Maybe Sandee will be kind enought to fix it for me again.
I do not know how to do html.

Lady D said...

Thanks for the post- very sad, very emotional, very gut wrenching. I am glad I can honor them on my blog.