Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's About Time

147 years later, Wis. Civil War soldier gets medal - "Seven score and seven years ago, a wounded Wisconsin soldier stood his ground on the Gettysburg battlefield and made a valiant stand before he was felled by a Confederate bullet.

Now, thanks to the dogged efforts of modern-day supporters, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing shall not have died in vain, nor shall his memory have perished from the earth.

Descendants and some Civil War history buffs have been pushing the U.S. Army to award the soldier the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration. They'll soon get their wish."

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.


Gerard Saylor said...

Go Badgers.

Cap'n Bob said...

I knew the army was slow, but this is one for the books.