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: October 20, 1918 at
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fort Lauderdale, FL
12, 1942 at the age of 23
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism January
12, 1942 at Abucay, Bataan, Philippine Islands
A grave site exists for Lieutenant Nininger at the Abucay Church
Cemetery, Manila, Philippine Islands (grave 9).
Lieutenant Nininger, though assigned to another company not then
engaged in combat, voluntarily attached himself to Company K,
same regiment, while that unit was being attacked by enemy force
superior in firepower. Enemy snipers in trees and foxholes had
stopped a counterattack to regain part of position. In
hand-to-hand fighting which followed, Second Lieutenant Nininger
repeatedly forced his way to and into the hostile position.
Though exposed to heavy enemy fire, he continued to attack with
rifle and hand grenades and succeeded in destroying several
enemy groups in foxholes and enemy snipers. Although wounded
three times, he continued his attacks until he was killed after
pushing alone far within the enemy position. When his body was
found after recapture of the position, one enemy officer and two
enemy soldiers lay dead around him.