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.
January 28, 1913 at Hume, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Brooklyn, NY
07, 1982 at the age of 68
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
September 12 & 13, 1944 at Grammont, France
Lieutenant Fisher lead a platoon to attack of a strongly defended
hill. The forward elements were brought under enemy fire and
working his way alone within 20 feet of the gun, he opened fire
and killed the guncrew. After the advance was resumed, heavy fire
was encountered from the left flank. Again crawling forward alone
he blasted the gun and crew from their positions. Spotting an
emplaced machine pistol a short time later, with one of his men he
moved forward and destroyed the position. When a German climbed
from his foxhole and attempted to tear an M-1 rifle from the hands
of one of his men, Lieutenant Fisher killed the enemy with a burst
from his carbine. About 30 minutes later the platoon came under
the heavy fire of machineguns from across an open field.
Lieutenant Fisher, disregarding the terrific fire, moved across
the field with no cover to within range and killed or wounded the
crew. Under constant fire he moved among his men directing
preparations for the defense. Wounded in both feet early in the
battle, he refused medical attention. Unable to walk, he crawled
from man to man encouraging them and checking each position. Only
after the fighting had subsided did he crawl 300 yards to the aid
station from which he was evacuated.