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: December 31, 1882
at Egbell, Hungary
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from New York, NY
04, 1918 at the age of 35
BOTH the ARMY and NAVY Medal of Honor During World War
I For the SAME ACT of heroism July 18, 1918 at Soissons,
earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Soissons, France,
during intense assaults upon enemy positions. When a hidden
machinegun nest halted the advance of his battalion, Sergeant
Kocak went forward alone unprotected by covering fire and worked
his way in between the German positions in the face of heavy
enemy fire. Rushing the enemy position with his bayonet, he
drove off the crew. Later the same day, Sergeant Kocak organized
French colonial soldiers who had become separated from their
company and led them in an attack on another machinegun nest
which was also put out of action.