Wednesday Hero

I have finally recieved a Wednesday Hero,for some reason either GMAIL our his email accout has not been sending the Wednesday Hero postings
This post was suggested by Steve

border=”1″ alt=”Rear Admiral Eugene
Fluckey”>Rear Admiral Eugene Fluckey
93 years old from Annapolis, Maryland
October 5, 1913 – June 28, 2007
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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of the U.S.S.
Barb during her 11th war patrol along the east coast of China from 19
December 1944 to 15 February 1945. After sinking a large enemy
ammunition ship and damaging additional tonnage during a running
2-hour night battle on 8 January, Comdr. Fluckey, in an exceptional
feat of brilliant deduction and bold tracking on 25 January, located a
concentration of more than 30 enemy ships in the lower reaches of
Nankuan Chiang (Mamkwan Harbor). Fully aware that a safe retirement
would necessitate an hour’s run at full speed through the uncharted,
mined, and rock-obstructed waters, he bravely ordered, “Battle station
— torpedoes!” In a daring penetration of the heavy enemy screen, and
riding in 5 fathoms [9 m] of water, he launched the Barb’s last
forward torpedoes at 3,000 yard [2.7 km] range. Quickly bringing the
ship’s stern tubes to bear, he turned loose 4 more torpedoes into the
enemy, obtaining 8 direct hits on 6 of the main targets to explode a
large ammunition ship and cause inestimable damage by the resultant
flying shells and other pyrotechnics. Clearing the treacherous area at
high speed, he brought the Barb through to safety and 4 days later
sank a large Japanese freighter to complete a record of heroic combat
achievement, reflecting the highest credit upon Comdr. Fluckey, his
gallant officers and men, and the U.S. Naval Service.

You can ready more about Rear Admiral Fluckey Here

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
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll.  For more
information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on
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Christopher Lee (Kawaistiyowa)

If You Can’t Do Something Smart, Do Something Right

One Comment on “Wednesday Hero

  1. I knew it had to be something simple Mike. You are on his blogroll so I knew you were a member in good standing.Another fine hero. There were so many and I get to read about them every week. Thank you for that.Have a fabulous day. 🙂

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