07 March 2012

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Michael

Capt. Albert H. Rooks
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
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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