4 Dec 2006 - Received the MOH for his selfless act of bravery, in which he was mortally wounded, Private McGinnis covered the live grenade, pinning it between his body and the vehicle and absorbing most of the explosion. Private McGinnis’ gallant action directly saved four men from certain serious injury or death.
Grace O'Malley was a tough-ass 16th century Irish warrior chick who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that would dominate the coast of Ireland for a couple of decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught," this ginger gunslinger raided shipping vessels, battled English armies, conquered castles from rival Irish clans, and once traveled to London just so she could talk shit to Queen Elizabeth in person.
Australian Wattle Lone Pine Anzac Day lest we forgetA native, wattle is a National Symbol and part of the Australian National Emblem, along with the Kangaroo and Emu. This emblem, worn on the Australian Army Slouch Hat and synonymous with Anzac Day Services across Australia #native #australia #anzac #gallipoli #army #flower #tree #yellow #aboutthegarden