Saturday, January 26, 2013

My late grandfather's medal citation





Grandpa Wells during World War II


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The Secretary of the Navy
Washington

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WELLS P. MC GREGOR, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Benjamin Franklin: Renaissance Man



Few men epitomize the concept of the "Renaissance Man" better than Benjamin Franklin. He achieved great success in many different fields; including the occupations of being a writer, journalist, postmaster, scientist, and inventor. He had a great wit, and had a persuasive ability that was part logical argument and part masterful diplomacy. And his achievements as a statesman are notable even by the lofty standards of America's Founding Fathers.






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