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">Mike< /a>

< center>< img src="http://oi59.tinypic.com/95tueo.jpg" border="1" alt="Ens. John Parle">< /center>< /img>< center>< I>Ens. John Parle
23 years old from Omaha, Nebraska
USS LST-375
May 26, 1920 - July 10, 1943
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From Ens. Parle's Medal Of Honor citation:

For valor and courage above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of Small Boats in the USS LST-375 during the amphibious assault on the island of Sicily, 9–10 July 1943. Realizing that a detonation of explosives would prematurely disclose to the enemy the assault about to be carried out, and with full knowledge of the peril involved, Ens. Parle unhesitatingly risked his life to extinguish a smoke pot accidentally ignited in a boat carrying charges of high explosives, detonating fuses and ammunition. Undaunted by fire and blinding smoke, he entered the craft, quickly snuffed out a burning fuse, and after failing in his desperate efforts to extinguish the fire pot, finally seized it with both hands and threw it over the side. Although he succumbed a week later from smoke and fumes inhaled, Ens. Parle's heroic self-sacrifice prevented grave damage to the ship and personnel and insured the security of a vital mission. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.< /center>< /I>

You can read more about Ens. Parle < a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Parle">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>

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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.