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.
September 02, 1903 at Dublin, GA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Atlanta, GA
08, 1971 at the age of 68
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
October 08, 1944 at Crucifix Hill, Aachen, Germany
artillery barrage fell on the American troops which had been
pinned down in an exposed position on Crucifix Hill. Captain Brown
obtained a pole charge and went forward alone to the first pillbox
100 yards away. Hugging the ground while bullets whipped around
him, he crawled and ran toward the aperture of the fortification,
rammed his explosive inside and jumped back as the pillbox and its
occupants were blown up. He secured another charge and led the way
toward the next pillbox and knocked it out. Fire from a third
pillbox was pinning down his company; so he secured another charge
and crawled toward it. Reaching his objective, he stood up and
inserted his explosive, silencing the enemy. He was wounded by a
mortar shell but refused medical attention and, despite heavy
hostile fire, moved swiftly among his troops exhorting and
instructing them. Later, realizing the need for information of
enemy activity beyond the hill, he went out alone to reconnoiter
and several times deliberately drew enemy fire to locate gun
emplacements. Twice more, on this self-imposed mission, he was
wounded; but he succeeded in securing information which led to the
destruction of several enemy guns and enabled his company to throw
back two powerful counterattacks.