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 05, 1896 at Greece
Entered Service in the US
Army from Keene, NH
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I
For heroism on July 18,
1918 at Belleau , France
18, 1918 at the age of 22
Class Dilboy earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Belleau,
France, during intense assaults upon enemy positions. After his
platoon had gained its objective along a railroad embankment,
Private First Class Dilboy, accompanying his platoon leader to
reconnoiter the ground beyond, was suddenly fired upon by an enemy
machinegun from 100 yards. From a standing position on the
railroad track, fully exposed to view, he opened fire at once, but
failing to silence the gun, rushed forward with his bayonet fixed,
through a wheat field toward the gun emplacement, falling within
25 yards of the gun with his right leg nearly severed above the
knee and with several bullet holes in his body. With undaunted
courage he continued to fire into the emplacement from a prone
position, killing two of the enemy and dispersing the rest of the