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 28, 1921 at Bainbridge, OH
Entered Service in the US
Army from Texas City, TX
30, 1986 at the age of 65
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
November 12, 1944 at Kerling, France
tanks and self-propelled guns penetrated his left flank and
overwhelming infantry forces threatened to overrun the one
remaining machinegun in his section, Technical Sergeant Everhart
ran 400 yards through woods churned by artillery and mortar
concentrations to strengthen the defense. With the one remaining
gunner, he directed furious fire into the advancing hordes until
they swarmed close to the position. He left the gun, boldly
charged the attackers and, after a 15-minute exchange of hand
grenades, forced them to withdraw leaving 30 dead behind. He
re-crossed the fire-swept terrain to his then threatened right
flank, exhorted his men and directed murderous fire from the
single machinegun at that position. There, in the light of
bursting mortar shells, he again closed with the enemy in a hand
grenade duel and, after a fierce 30-minute battle, forced the
Germans to withdraw leaving another 20 dead.