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.
at Canadian, OK
Entered Service in the US
Army from Cheyenne, WY
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism January 08
& 09, 1945 at Rimling, France
Sergeant Carey was in command of an antitank platoon when 200
enemy infantrymen and twelve tanks attacked his battalion,
overrunning part of its position. Sergeant Carey, on his own
initiative, organized a patrol and rescued two of his squads,
evacuating those who had been wounded. He organized a second
patrol and advanced against an enemy-held house which was
preventing the free movement of our troops. Covered by fire from
his patrol, he approached and killed two snipers with his rifle
and threw a grenade in the door. He entered alone and later
emerged with 16 prisoners. Acting on information he furnished,
American forces captured an additional 41 Germans in adjacent
houses. He assembled another patrol, and, under covering fire,
moved within a few yards of an enemy tank and damaged it with a
rocket. As the crew attempted to leave their burning vehicle, he
killed three and wounded a fourth. On January 9, German infantry
moved into the western part of the town and encircled a house in
which Sergeant Carey had posted a squad. Four of the group
escaped to the attic. By maneuvering an old staircase against
the building, Technical Sergeant Carey was able to rescue these
men. Later that day, when attempting to reach an outpost, he was
struck down by sniper fire.