Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Born: November 20, 1908
at Woodruff, KS
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Nebraska
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism May 10 -
November 14, 1942 at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
November 16, 1942 at the age of 33
to pilot a fighter plane in defense of our positions on
Guadalcanal, Lieutenant Colonel Bauer participated in two air
battles against enemy bombers and fighters outnumbering our
force more than two-to-one, boldly engaged the enemy. He
destroyed 1 Japanese bomber in an engagement on September 28 and
shot down four enemy fighter planes in flames on October 3,
leaving a fifth smoking badly. After successfully leading 26
planes on an over-water ferry flight of more than 600 miles on
October 16, Lieutenant Colonel Bauer, while circling to land,
sighted a squadron of enemy planes attacking the U.S.S.
McFarland. Undaunted by the formidable opposition and with valor
above and beyond the call of duty, he engaged the entire
squadron and, although alone and his fuel supply nearly
exhausted, fought his plane so brilliantly that 4 of the
Japanese planes were destroyed before he was forced down by lack