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.
February 02, 1903 at St. Joseph, MO
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Connecticut
10, 1960 at the age of 57
The Medal of Honor During the Peace Time Awards For heroism on
May 23, 1939 at Portsmouth, NH
sinking of the submarine U.S.S. Squalus on May 23, 1939, an
intensive rescue effort was mounted to rescue surviving crewmen in
the sunken vessel. Chief Boatswain's mate Crandall was one of four
Navy divers who received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions in
what became the first rescue of sailors from a sunken submarine.
His leadership and devotion to duty in directing diving operations
and in making important and difficult dives under the most
hazardous conditions characterized conduct far above and beyond
the ordinary call of duty.
Others divers receiving Medals of Honor for this action were:
Chief Machinist's Mate William Badders, Chief Metalsmith James
McDonald, and Torpedoman First Class John Mihalowski