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.
August 19, 1911 at San Antonio, TX
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Texas
06, 1996 at the age of 84
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on December
07, 1941 - April 10, 1942 at At Sea, Philippine Islands
Commander Bulkeley was commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3,
in Philippine waters from December 7, 1941 to April 10, 1942. The
remarkable achievement of Lieutenant Commander Bulkeley's command
in damaging or destroying a notable number of Japanese enemy
planes, surface combatant and merchant ships, and in dispersing
landing parties and land-based enemy forces during the four months
and eight days of operation without benefit of repairs, overhaul,
or maintenance facilities for his squadron, is believed to be
without precedent in this type of warfare. His dynamic
forcefulness and daring in offensive action, his brilliantly
planned and skillfully executed attacks, supplemented by a unique
resourcefulness and ingenuity, characterize him as an outstanding
leader of men and a gallant and intrepid seaman.