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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Medal of Honor

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

This will break your heart and make you proud.

The President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, has announced that Specialist Ross A. McGinnis will posthumously be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Monday 02 June 2008, just two weeks shy of what would have been his twenty-first birthday.

I just looked at his MY SPACE page, which I found after accessing the links on his MEDAL OF HONOR web site.

There are several videos at that official MEDAL OF HONOR web site.

He was just an ordinary kid who did something extraordinary when it counted most.

Think about it - - - he could have done what he was trained to do and lived.

He still would have been regarded as a hero.

But, with not even a split second to think about it, he deliberately chose to sacrifice his own life, so that the other four men would survive.

This is what Jesus Christ taught us, i.e., "
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Ironic, isn't it, for a kid who describes himself as "Atheist"?

Atheist, or not, he's certainly earned his place in Heaven.

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

I also noticed his birthday, and the day he chose to join the
United States Army, is the same as the birthday of the United States Army, i.e., the Fourteenth of June.

Thank you.

John Robert "SAIGON" Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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