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.
May 02, 1931 at Cambridge, NY
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Dresher, PA
12, 1951 at the age of 20
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on
September 12, 1951 at Songnap-yong, Korea
company pinned down and suffering heavy casualties under enemy
fire laid down by entrenched hostile strongholds on Hill 673,
Sergeant Mausert left his covered position and ran through a
mined and fire-swept area to bring back two critically wounded
men. Refusing evacuation despite a painful head wound, he
remained with his squad and, with his platoon ordered into the
assault moments later, took the point position and led his men
in a furious bayonet charge against a series of bunkers. Knocked
to the ground when another bullet struck his helmet, he regained
his feet and resumed his drive, personally silencing the
machinegun and leading his men in eliminating several other
emplacements. Reorganizing his unit for a renewed fight to the
final objective, Sergeant Mausert left his position when the
enemy's fire gained momentum and, making a target of himself,
boldly advanced alone into the face of the machinegun, drawing
the fire away from his men and enabling them to move into
position to assault. Again severely wounded, he still refused
aid and continued spearheading the assault. Leaping into the
wall of fire, he destroyed another machinegun with grenades
before he was mortally wounded.