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.
March 01, 1920 at Ford City, PA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Pasadena, CA
18, 1996 at the age of 76
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on March
09, 1951 at Taemi-Dong, Korea
company was pinned down by a barrage of automatic weapons fire
from numerous well-entrenched emplacements, imperiling
accomplishment of its mission, Captain Harvey braved a hail of
fire and exploding grenades to advance to the first enemy
machinegun nest, killing its crew with grenades. Rushing to the
edge of the next emplacement, he killed its crew with carbine
fire. He then moved the 1st Platoon forward until it was again
halted by a curtain of automatic fire from well fortified
hostile positions. Disregarding the hail of fire, he personally
charged and neutralized a third emplacement. Miraculously
escaping death from intense crossfire, Captain Harvey continued
to lead the assault. Spotting an enemy pillbox well camouflaged
by logs, he moved close enough to sweep the emplacement with
carbine fire and throw grenades through the openings,
annihilating its five occupants. Though wounded he then turned
to order the company forward, and, suffering agonizing pain, he
continued to direct the reduction of the remaining hostile
positions, refusing evacuation until assured that the mission
would be accomplished.