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Wednesday’s Hero – 7 March 2012

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Michael

Capt. Albert H. Rooks
Capt. Albert H. Rooks
50 years old from Colton, Washington
December 29, 1891 – March 1, 1942
U.S. Navy

On March 1, 1942, Captain Albert Harold Rooks, along with the majority of the crew of the USS Houston perished in the line of duty. The mere 368 survivors of the crew of more than 1,000 would be taken into captivity by the Japanese for the duration of the war and subjected to hard labor. Rooks was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the Houston.

You Can Read More About Capt. Rooks 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 Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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2 Responses to “Wednesday’s Hero – 7 March 2012”

  1. Comedy Plus Says:

    And another fine hero Steve. I like that you do this every week. We all need to remember the heroes that have allowed us to be free.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Jodi Says:

    Great post Steve. I agree I believe we all need to know and remember these heroes that have made the USA a free country!

    Have a blessed day :)

    Jodi