Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Hero

Petty Officer First Class Robert R. Scott
Petty Officer First Class Robert R. Scott
26 years old from Massillion, Ohio
December 7, 1941
U.S. Navy

Robert Raymond Scott joined the U.S. Navy in 1938. Was was assigned to the U.S.S. California and was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 the California was hit by a torpedo during the attack. While other personnel were evacuated, Machinist's Mate First Class Scott remained at his station. He didn't survive. For his actions he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. And the U.S. Navy named the destroyer escort USS Scott (DE-214) in his honor in 1943.

From his citation:

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. The compartment, in the U.S.S. California, in which the air compressor, to which Scott was assigned as his battle station, was flooded as the result of a torpedo hit. The remainder of the personnel evacuated that compartment but Scott refused to leave, saying words to the effect "This is my station and I will stay and give them air as long as the guns are going."

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Michaelbrave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

What a Letdown

Everyone got excited about the expected snow the other day. The roads were suppose to freeze and driving conditions were suppose to be hazardous. The cith of Houston brought out all of their equipment to put chems on the roads which they did, and the big freeze was suppose to hit us on Friday. Well Friday arrived and no snow and what a let down it was. Schools were closed due the expected event..Kids were happy about that, but sad about no snow. Well not to disapoint the driving public we had 800 reported accidents and 3 deaths from the ice. We have been in the 20's most of this week and today I am sitting outside in shorts getting a little sun. Texas has some strange weather sometimes.

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