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.
July 08, 1894 at Rhinelander, WI
Entered Service in the US
Army from Seattle, WA
29, 1957 at the age of 62
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I
For heroism on
September 26 & 27, 1918 at Eclisfontaine, France
advance First Lieutenant Bronson was struck by an exploding enemy
grenade, receiving cuts on his face and the back of his head. He
nevertheless participated in the action which resulted in the
capture of an enemy dugout with the capture of many prisoners.
That afternoon he was wounded in the left arm by an enemy bullet,
and after receiving first aid was directed to the rear.
Disregarding these instructions, he remained on duty with his
company through the night although suffering severe pain and
shock. The next morning his regiment resumed its attack and he
gallantly joined it and engaged with it in the capture of the
village. After the capture he participated in the capture of an
enemy machinegun, personally killing the enemy gunner. After this
encounter the company was compelled to retire due to a heavy enemy
artillery barrage. First Lieutenant Bronson was the last man to
leave the advanced position, and was again wounded in both arms by
an enemy high-explosive shell. He was then assisted to cover by
another officer who applied first aid. Although bleeding profusely
and faint from the loss of blood, he remained with the survivors
of the company throughout the night of the second day, refusing to
go to the rear for treatment.