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Bobbie Evan Brown, Jr.

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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  46-1021-17 


BORN:  September 02, 1903 at Dublin, GA

Entered Service in the US Army from Atlanta, GA

Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on October 08, 1944 at Crucifix Hill, Aachen, Germany

DIED:  November 08, 1971 at the age of 68

An intense 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.

 

 

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