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 Franklin County, AR
Entered Service in the US
Army from Los Angeles, CA
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism September
28, 1918 at Gesnes, France
earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Gesnes, France. After
two days of intense physical and mental strain, during which he
had led his battalion in the front line of the advance through
the forest of Argonne, the enemy was met in a prepared position
south of Gesnes. Though almost exhausted, Major Miller
energetically reorganized his battalion and ordered an attack.
Upon reaching open ground the advancing line began to waver in
the face of machinegun fire from the front and flanks and direct
artillery fire. Personally leading his command forward between
his front-line companies, Major Miller inspired his men by his
personal courage, and they again pressed on toward the hostile
position. As he led the renewed attack he was shot in the right
leg, but he staggered forward at the head of his command. Soon
afterwards he was again shot in the right arm, but he continued
the charge, personally cheering his troops on through the heavy
machinegun fire. Just before the objective was reached he
received a wound in the abdomen, which forced him to the ground,
but he continued to urge his men on, telling them to push on to
the next ridge and leave him where he lay. He died from his
wounds a few days later.