Thursday, September 8, 2011

Moses Lake, WA Has Two Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

This morning, we did our usual solving puzzles and reading blogs on the internet.  A little after noon, we met one of Ken’s best friends Don from high school at the local Subway to catch up on what’s been going on in his life.  We spent a good hour and a half with him and are hoping to also have some time with his wife Harriet tomorrow.  After that, we just did a lot of driving around  town to see what all has changed over the years.  Some things haven’t changed too much such as this house that Ken and his family lived in when he was in elementary school.
On second thought, the tree has probably grown quite a bit since Ken lived in that house.
Moses Lake High School has two graduates who have earned the Congressional Medal of Honor and the city built a memorial in to honor their service.  It is named after Joe Hooper who was a graduate of the class of 1957.
The second recipient is Jim Fleming who is a member of Ken’s class of 1961.  Jim attended his first class reunion five years ago and is extremely humble about the award.  His risk taking saved the lives of an entire Ranger squadron in Viet Nam.  Jim…please accept our thanks for your service to our country!!5
Jim is supposed to be at the reunion again this year and we’re looking forward to visiting with him as well as all the other classmates of Ken.

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