Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Test Three: Part II

True or False = 2 points each for a total of 20 pts.

6. “…My son joined because of 9/11. He wanted to protect his country. My son turned down 3 scholarships to college to join the Marines. I think it is a calling to serve.” This statement was made by a parent of Marine Moms Online.

7. The Skipper of Torpedo Squadron 8 was Lieut. Commander John Charles Waldron of USARSO.

8.The Skipper and his boys fought at Midway.

9. Sergeant John Basilone of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, and Platoon Sergeant Mitchell Paige of the 2d Battalion, both machine gun section heads, were recognized as having performed "above and beyond the call of duty" in the inspiring words of their Medal of Honor citations.

10. Ensign Ulbert M. Sims, called “Whitey” because of the silk down he had for hair, was a cherubic half-pint who became the virtual mascot of the outfit (Torpedo Squadron 8). It was said of Whitey that he could sleep on a picket fence. When he wasn’t sleeping he wore a perpetual smile and enjoyed hugely the razzing he got for his love of slumber.

11. E.L. Fayle transferred into Torpedo Squadron 8 and was KIA next to The Skipper in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

12. The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. She is one of the largest warships in the world. She was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68, but was redesignated CVN-68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on June 30, 1975 as part of the fleet realignment of that year.

13. Children in Afghanistan need shoes.

14. Specialist Austin requested orders for Panama because she didn’t like DC.

15. By October 1942, malaria began to claim as many casualties in Guadalcanal as Japanese artillery, bombs, and naval gunfire.

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