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: August 10, 1889 at
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Indiana
13, 1942 at the age of 53
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism November 12
& 13, 1942 at Iron Bottom Sound, Savo Island, Solomon
Island in October 1942, after intercepting a Japanese Task Force
intent upon storming our island positions and landing
reinforcements at Guadalcanal, Rear Admiral Scott, with
courageous skill and superb coordination of the units under his
command, destroyed eight hostile vessels and put the others to
flight. Again challenged on November 12 and 13, 1942 during the
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal by the return of a stubborn and
persistent foe, he led his force into a desperate battle against
tremendous odds, directing close-range operations against the
invading enemy until he himself was killed in the furious
bombardment by their superior firepower.