Remember the Alamo: John Purdy Reynolds

Memorial to John Purdy Reynolds, Lewistown The rain, which had started as I stood at the grave of William Rankin, had turned to a downpour before I was able to cross the road and crawl into the dry warmth of the vehicle. Note: more about William Rankin can be found here: William Rankin. “Before we … Continue reading Remember the Alamo: John Purdy Reynolds

Medal of Honor: William Rankin

Grave of William Rankin, St. Mark's Community Cemetery, Lewistown The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their … Continue reading Medal of Honor: William Rankin