Memorial Day Trivia

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Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -

Who am I?

#1-In our war of independence, I commanded a Navy ship, and when in battle, the enemy ask us to surrender.  My reply was "We have not yet begun to fight"Who am I ?

#2-In 1814 we took a little trip, down the Mississippi, to New Orleans, our commander said" don't shoot till you can see the whites of their eyes."  We call him "old Hickory"  Who was he?

#3-During the civil war, I took a shot to my arm buy stood "stone walled" to lead my men.  Who am I?

#4-WW1, I was a conscientious objector,  but when I saw my men being gunned down, I took up a rifle and killed  28 Germans and took 128 as prisoners.  When asked why a conscientious objector would kill, I said, I did it to SAVE my men" Who am I?

#5-WW2, I was the most decorated soldier, received the Medal of Honor at age 19, became a Hollywood star, and died in a plane crash.  Who am I?

#6-Viet Nam war,  I was a pilot in the Navy, got shot down and was captured, spent almost 7 years as a POW, ran and lost for President of USA, and am still serving my country as a Senator.  Who am I?

#7-Afghanistan;  I was a Navy seal, was killed in battle trying to get help for my fellow Seals who were being shot at.  I put myself in harms way to make a radio call for help.  It cost me my life.  I received the Medal Of Honor for my sacrifice from President Obama.  Who am I?

#8-I am buried in Arlington Cemetery.  An Honor Guard walks by my grave 24/7/365.  The inscription on my tombstone reads, "Known only to God"Who am I?

I am free today because of your sacrifice.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

See how many you know before looking them up.

Comments (11)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

I think I got most of them, but a little confused with #4 and #5

Audie Murphy was #5 I believe.

#4 I can't recall.

Great trivia.

Thanks for the early morning "test".

Clint

May 29, 2011 01:13 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good post Ken. Great information and attitude. Enjoy the day.

May 29, 2011 01:13 AM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Good morning Clint;  #4 was Sergent York, maybe I should have more information about him.

Good morning Sheila;  Thanks for stopping by.

May 29, 2011 01:18 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning, Kenneth. I know most of these. I can't recall #4 either...

May 29, 2011 01:19 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Kenneth Turner Classic Movies is showing Sergeant York today at noon if you're interested

 

May 29, 2011 01:23 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

There are many heroes who are nameless to us but not forgottenand we enjoy our lives more because of their sacrifice. A nice quiz by the way!

May 29, 2011 01:25 AM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Thank you James.  I'm getting a new listing at noon, so I can't watch.  God Bless America!

May 29, 2011 01:26 AM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Good morning Gary;  That's why I did this post.  Let us never forget all who served.

May 29, 2011 01:34 AM
Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Great Questions, thank you for sharing. God Bless America!

 

May 29, 2011 02:05 AM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Wow Donald, that would make a great wallpaper for my home page.

May 29, 2011 09:35 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Excellent quiz and a creative tribute Ken! Happy Memorial weekend!

May 29, 2011 01:35 PM

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