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 25, 1940 at Wilkinsburg, PA
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Prince Georges, MD
02, 1967 at the age of 26
The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism on June
02, 1967 at Quang Tin Province, Vietnam
company joined two others in an attack against an enemy occupied
position with two companies assaulting and one in reserve. The
leading company was proceeding across a clear paddy area 1,000
meters wide, attacking the assigned objective, when it came under
fire from mortars and small arms which immediately inflicted a
large number of casualties. One platoon was pinned down by intense
fire from two concealed machineguns and Captain Graham led a
fierce assault on one of them, forcing the enemy to abandon the
first, thereby enabling evacuation of the wounded to a more secure
area. Subsequently, during the afternoon's fierce fighting,
Captain Graham suffered two minor wounds while personally
accounting for an estimated 15 enemy killed. With the enemy
position remaining invincible upon each attempt to withdraw to
friendly lines, and although knowing that he had no chance of
survival, he chose to remain with one man who could not be moved
due to the seriousness of his wounds. The last radio transmission
from Captain Graham reported that he was being assaulted by a
force of 25 enemy soldiers; he died while protecting himself and
the wounded man he chose not to abandon.