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 05, 1907 at McGregor, TX
Entered Service in the US
Army Air Corps from Shreveport, LA
29, 1996 at the age of 89
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
August 01, 1943 at Ploesti, Rumania
led his B-24 group in a mass low-level attack against enemy oil
refineries at Ploesti, Rumania on August 1, 1943. En route, his
formation became separated from the leading groups because of
weather. Arriving over his target, he discovered it had already
been struck and damaged by another group. Despite thoroughly
alerted and intensive antiaircraft gun defenses and enemy
fighter planes, and in the face of extreme hazards from
exploding delayed-action bombs previously dropped, from oil
fires and explosions, and from dense smoke over the target area,
Colonel Kane pressed home this highly successful attack on a
vast and essential enemy oil refinery.
(NOTES: Other Medals of Honor awarded for the Ploesti bombing
raid included: Addison Baker, Lloyd Hughes, John Jerstad, and