Jul 222019
 

Calvin Leon Graham (April 3, 1930 – November 6, 1992) was the youngest U.S. serviceman to serve and fight during World War II. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Navy from Houston, Texas on August 15, 1942, at the age of 12.

Calvin Leon Graham
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Seaman First Class Calvin Graham in 1942
Born April 3, 1930
Canton, Texas
Died November 6, 1992 (aged 62)
Fort Worth, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1943
1948–1951
Rank Seaman first class – USN
Corporal – USMC[1]
Unit USS South Dakota
Battles/wars World War II

Awards Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal (1+1 “V” Device
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart

Graham’s decorations and military awards, as finally settled circa 1994 after intervention by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton:

V

Bronze star

Bronze star
Bronze star

1st Row Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V”
2nd Row Purple Heart Medal Navy Unit Commendation
with service star
American Campaign Medal
3rd Row Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal 
with two service stars
World War II Victory Medal National Defense Service Medal

Apr 112019
 

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Mar 102019
 

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Nov 032018
 

These fourteen sites along the Via Dolorosa are where the events of the Stations of the Cross happened, according to tradition. These 14 stops form a route ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher that pilgrims have walked for centuries and are the inspiration for the Stations of the Cross in many churches today.

Jul 222018
 


Geological map and cross-section of the Rising Star cave system. (A) Geological Map showing the distribution of chert-free dolomite and fracture systems controlling the cave. Inset shows the location of the Cradle of Humankind in southern Africa; (B) Northeast-Southwest, schematic cross section through the cave system, relative to several chert marker horizons; (C) Detailed map of the Dinaledi Chamber showing the orientation of the floor and the position of the excavation and sampling sites.

  1. Paul HGM Dirks Is a corresponding author 
  2. Lee R Berger Is a corresponding author 
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May 222018
 


Houses Seen from the Back
Vincent van Gogh, December 1885-February 1886

May 132018
 

A couple from the, Manor of St. George.

Manor St. George or St. George’s Manor,

was a large tract of land purchased by William “Tangier” Smith in the 17th century on Long Island, in central Suffolk County, New York. Parts of the original parcel, which was approximately 64,000 acres (260 km2) of land, are preserved in bits and pieces: 127 acres (0.51 km²) and the main house and buildings are called the Manor of St. George and located in Shirley; 35 acres (0.14 km²) and another house are called the Longwood Estate and located in Ridge; and 35 acres (0.14 km²) became part of the William Floyd Estate.

The Museum Manor of St. George is in a testamentary trust set up underneath the last will and testament of the late Eugenie A.T. Smith. The management of the manor rest with the trustees. The purpose of the private trust is to promote the Smith family history dating back to 1683. The Longwood Estate (sometimes called the Smith Estate) is maintained by the Town of Brookhaven, and the Floyd Estate is maintained by the National Park Service. The hamlet of Manorville also derives its name from Manor St. George.

Manor St. George originally stretched from Carman’s River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of Southampton Town in the east, and from the Atlantic Ocean in the south to around present-day New York State Route 25 in the north.


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