Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
From NYPL, fly leaf image on a book listing medals received in naval duty. Some hair raising accounts in there you just hope mothers of sailors didn't read. You'd lock your kid in a closet if you had any idea what they'd be up to, medal or no.
Here's one, no comment from his mother.
' Seized a boat hook....(c)arefully guided the torpedoes '. And removed the caps. A first cousin of Dad's came back from WW2 with a shattered nervous system. He'd been defusing bombs for several years. Medal indeed.
No wonder Lucinda Ward Honstain's famous Reconciliation Quilt included this guy. He represents all the torpedo jumping Jacksons from 1861-1865.