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.
December 17, 1907 at Peru, IN
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Indiana
08, 1969 at the age of 61
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism on April,
1942 at Macassar, Celebes, Netherlands, East Indies
as a prisoner of war Commander Antrim, acting instantly on behalf
of a naval officer who was subjected to a vicious clubbing by a
frenzied Japanese guard, boldly intervened, attempting to quiet
the guard and finally persuading him to discuss the charges
against the officer. With the entire Japanese force assembled for
the threatened beating, and with the tension heightened by 2,700
Allied prisoners rapidly closing in, Commander Antrim courageously
appealed to the fanatic enemy, risking his own life in a desperate
effort to mitigate the punishment. When the other had been beaten
unconscious by 15 blows of a hawser and was repeatedly kicked by
three soldiers to a point beyond which he could not survive,
Commander Antrim gallantly stepped forward and indicated to the
perplexed guards that he would take the remainder of the
punishment, throwing the Japanese completely off balance in their
amazement and eliciting a roar of acclaim from the suddenly
inspired Allied prisoners. By his fearless leadership and valiant
concern for the welfare of another, he not only saved the life of
a fellow officer and stunned the Japanese into sparing his own
life but also brought about a new respect for American officers
and men and a great improvement in camp living conditions.