april 19

I’m pretty sure this is the longest I’ve stayed in Wisconsin in a few years… It’s been two months that my feet have been on the ground, but I’m itching to get to some sunshine, hop on a plane, and get out of my house (my homebody tendencies have been at a whole new level lately!) Next week I am off to Austin, Texas for @illumeretreat and then to Waco for a quick rendezvous (so I can attempt to find @joannagaines and take her picture! 🙈) The travel bug is real, friends. by jennakutcher

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Modesto Cartagena, the most decorated Hispanic soldier of the Korean War

Today we remember Modesto Cartagena, the most decorated Hispanic soldier of the Korean War.

Korean War veteran, Sgt. 1st Class (ret) Modesto Cartagena, 12/02/2000. (National Archives Identifier: 6519402)

Cartagena was a humble man born to a poor family who lived in the small town of Cayey, Puerto Rico. He was among the first from the island to volunteer for military service when the United States entered World War II. He served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, an all-Puerto Rican regiment also known as “The Borinqueneers,” during World War II and later in the Korean War.

During the Korean War, Cartagena earned the nickname “One Man Army.” Hill 206 near Yonchon, Korea, was heavily guarded on April 19, 1951, by a well-entrenched and fanatically determined hostile force. While under attack, Cartagena destroyed four enemy emplacements before he was wounded, thus saving the lives of the men in his unit and enabling the company to take the hill.

Keep reading (and en español) at:  Prologue: Pieces of History » Modesto Cartagena, the most decorated Hispanic soldier of the Korean War / Modesto Cartagena el soldado hispano más condecorado de la Guerra de Corea. 

OKAY GUYS

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

ON APRIL 19th I WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE CLONEPOCALPYSE 

I WILL BE CHANGING MY NAME TO SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF COSIMANIEHAUS### FOR THE AND I WILL BE SPAMMING YOU GUYS WITH OB EVEN MORE THAN USUAL

*BUT* THERE IS AN ESCAPE

I REPEAT

THERE IS AN ESCAPE

I AM GOING TO BE TAGGING EVERYTHING WITH THE HASHTAG #cloneclub AND #clonepocalypse AND YOU CAN BLACKLIST THAT IF YOU NEED TO. 

I REPEAT

BLACKLIST #cloneclub and/or #clonepocalypse IF YOU DONT WANT AN OB SPAM ON APRIL 19th!

That is all.