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.
October 20, 1925 at Lancaster, PA
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Elizabethtown, PA
06, 1950 at the age of 25
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on
November 06, 1950 at Chinhung-ni, Korea
determined to dislodge a group of heavy enemy infantry units
occupying well-concealed and strongly fortified positions on
commanding ground overlooking unprotected terrain, Second
Lieutenant Reem moved slowly forward up the side of the ridge
with his platoon in the face of a veritable hail of shattering
hostile machinegun, grenade, and rifle fire. Three times
repulsed by a resolute enemy force in achieving his objective,
and pinned down by the continuing fury of hostile fire, he
rallied and regrouped the heroic men in his depleted and
disorganized platoon in preparation for a fourth attack. Issuing
last-minute orders to his noncommissioned officers when an enemy
grenade landed in a depression of the rocky ground in which the
group was standing, Second Lieutenant Reem unhesitatingly chose
to sacrifice himself and, springing upon the deadly missile,
absorbed the full impact of the explosion in his body, thus
protecting others from serious injury and possible death.
Stouthearted and indomitable, he readily yielded his own chance
of survival that his subordinate leaders might live to carry on
the fight against a fanatic enemy.