Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bingo Night

Last night was Bingo night, we even had prizes and at least didn't have to pay for our cards so it wasn't gambling. Our morale committee gets these things going every now and then.

It's been a rainy weekend so we didn't play volleyball on Saturday evening, and I didn't get out and do much of anything.


This memorial is next to the old power plant building that I showed you a couple of days ago. It is for George H. Cannon, who was killed on Dec. 7, 1941 (many people don't know that Midway was also attacked the same day as Pearl Harbor). He was the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII. He was injured when the Japanese bombed Midway and he made sure all his men were helped before he was, and then he stayed in the command post until he was forcibly taken out for medical attention. He died later from loss of blood.

This is Tern Island again (I said I'd post another one that's a little closer). It's the best shot I could get out of the scratched up plane window.

4 comments:

Peggy said...

Does bingo night get very competitive? What have you won?

When did you work at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and for how long?

Rick said...

Pete,
there is an article in the National Wildlife magazine you might be interested in. It is titled "Adventures with Ancient Mariners" written by Tui De Roy. Talks about her up coming book titled Albatross and has some great pictures Laysan Albatross.

Pete Leary said...

Bingo night isn't too competitive around here. It was pretty competitive back in North Dakota, but since we don't have to buy cards, no one loses anything (and I haven't got a BINGO yet). I worked at the RRHOF from Feb. to June of this year. I took it as a temporary job while I looked for a job in biochemistry or molecular biology, but this job came up. It was a great part time job. Maybe I should put a little more in my profile, huh?

Thanks Rick, I'll keep an eye out for it.

Anonymous said...

Pete, Just an addition to your George Canon story: He was on the top of the power plant in a command post in the concussion shield for the roof. A post that gave him a view of the Island but only had support pillars on the side for protection.Several ships returning from pearl harbor shelled the island and one shell hit close to them on the roof which injured Canon. This concussion shield was removed from the roof around 1956.This was the same command post that John Ford used during the battle of midway.John D