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 24, 1914 at Vernon, TX
Entered Service in the US
Army Air Corps from London, England
17, 1991 at the age of 76
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on July
28, 1943 at Kiel, Germany
Lieutenant Morgan was copilot of a B-17 badly damaged by
fighters en route to a bombing raid against Kiel, German on July
28, 1943. The top turret gunner was severely wounded and three
other crew members had lost consciousness from lack of oxygen.
The aircraft pilot had been shot in the head but was in a crazed
condition and would not release the controls. The interphone
destroyed, Lieutenant Morgan could not request help. He chose to
continue the flight and protect any members of the crew who
might still be alive in the ship. For two hours Lieutenant
Morgan flew the aircraft in formation while holding off the
struggling pilot until the navigator entered the compartment and
relieved the situation. This heroic performance resulted in the
successful completion of a vital bombing mission and safe return
of airplane and crew.