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.
October 28, 1894 at St. Louis, MO
Entered Service in the US
Army from East St. Louis, IL
09, 1937 at the age of 43
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I
For heroism on October
05, 1918 at Exermont, France
earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Exermont, France,
during intense assaults upon enemy positions. During the entire
day's engagement he operated far in advance of the first wave of
his company, voluntarily undertaking most dangerous missions and
single-handedly attacking and reducing machinegun nests. Flanking
one emplacement, he killed two of the enemy with rifle fire and
captured 17 others. Later he single-handedly advanced under heavy
fire and captured 27 prisoners, including two officers and six
machineguns, which had been holding up the advance of the company.
The captured officers indicated the locations of four other
machineguns, and he in turn captured these, together with their
crews, at all times showing marked heroism and fearlessness.