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 Berwick, PA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Nescopeck, PA
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism January 08,
1945 at Dahl, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Turner commanded a nine-man squad with the mission of holding a
critical flank position. When overwhelming numbers of the enemy
attacked under cover of withering artillery, mortar, and rocket
fire, he withdrew his squad into a nearby house, determined to
defend it to the last man. The enemy attacked again and again
and were repulsed with heavy losses. Supported by direct tank
fire, they finally gained entrance, but Sergeant Turner refused
to surrender although five of his men were wounded and one was
killed. He boldly flung a can of flaming oil at the first wave
of attackers, dispersing them, and fought doggedly from room to
room, closing with the enemy in fierce hand-to-hand encounters.
He hurled hand grenade after hand grenade, bayoneted two
fanatical Germans who rushed a doorway he was defending and
fought on with the enemy's weapons when his own ammunition was
expended. The savage fight raged for four hours, and finally,
when only three men of the defending squad were left unwounded,
the enemy surrendered. Twenty-five prisoners were taken, eleven
enemy dead and a great number of wounded were counted.