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 Denver, CO
Entered Service in the US
Army from Denver, CO
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism December
08, 1944 at Leyte, Philippine Islands
Fryar's battalion encountered the enemy strongly entrenched in a
position supported by mortars and automatic weapons. The
battalion attacked, but in spite of repeated efforts was unable
to take the position. Private Fryar's company was ordered to
cover the battalion's withdrawal to a more suitable point from
which to attack, but the enemy launched a strong counterattack
which threatened to cut off the company. Seeing an enemy platoon
moving to outflank his company, he moved to higher ground and
opened heavy and accurate fire. He was hit, and wounded, but
continuing his attack he drove the enemy back with a loss of 27
killed. While withdrawing to overtake his squad, he found a
seriously wounded comrade, helped him to the rear, and soon
overtook his platoon leader, who was assisting another wounded.
While these four were moving to rejoin their platoon, an enemy
sniper appeared and aimed his weapon at the platoon leader.
Private Fryar instantly sprang forward, received the full burst
of automatic fire in his own body and fell mortally wounded.
With his remaining strength he threw a hand grenade and killed