Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 11, 2012

Wednesday Hero: Capt. Albert Rooks

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By MichaelU.S. NavyCapt. Albert H. Rooks

Capt. Albert H. Rooks
50 years old from Colton, Washington
December 29, 1891 – March 1, 1942

On March 1, 1942, Captain Albert Harold Rooks, along with the majority of the crew of the USS Houston perished in the line of duty. The mere 368 survivors of the crew of more than 1,000 would be taken into captivity by the Japanese for the duration of the war and subjected to hard labor. Rooks was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the Houston.You Can Read More About Capt. Rooks Here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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  1. Wow, what a tragic story all around, even for the survivors. I do love this photo though – love the old black and white photographs, they’re so full of character.

    • I’m amazed how average people constantly rise to the challenge. It makes me wonder if I’d do that.

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