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: April 18, 1895 at
New York, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Summit, NJ
29, 1918 at the age of 23
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism September
29, 1918 at Le Catelet, France
O'Shea earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Le Catelet,
France, during intense assaults upon enemy positions. Becoming
separated from his platoon by a smoke barrage, Corporal O'Shea,
with Sergeants Alan Eggers and John Latham, took cover in a
shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call
for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30
yards from them, the three soldiers left their shelter and
started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machineguns
and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Corporal
O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly