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it is John Henry Lawson.
Yes, we have a winner.It is Congressional Medal of Honor winner John Lawson, hero of the Battle of Mobile Bay aboard the Hartford.Good job!
Good job, carchiba!
It does my heart good to see Americans like John Lawson being honored. It certainly would have been plenty to fight bravely as he did if he were white. But him being be part of an oppressed minority and find it within do this this is huge. Like the Tuskegee Airmen or 442nd Regimental Combat Team of WW2, you had guys that had a legitimate gripe with the America. Yet they rose above it all. Rather than protesting as victims, they chose to prove to everyone that they were first and foremost, Americans! Thank you PJMJohn
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And oh, yes, Good Job, carchiba! Congrats!
Good job carchiba!Thanks PJM for another window on history and the efforts of a brave man.