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.
April 30, 1896 at New York, NY
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Chicago, IL
DIED: October 05, 1974 at the age of 78
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I
For heroism on
October 14, 1918 at Pittham, Belgium
Sergeant Robinson earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in the
air over Belgium, in company with planes from the Royal Air
Force. While conducting an air raid Gunnery Sergeant Robinson's
plane was attacked by nine enemy scouts. In the fight which
followed, he shot down one of the enemy planes. In a later air
raid over Pittham, Belgium, his plane and one other became
separated from their formation on account of motor trouble and
were attacked by 12 enemy scouts. Acting with conspicuous
gallantry and intrepidity in the fight which ensued, Gunnery
Sergeant Robinson, after shooting down one of the enemy planes,
was struck by a bullet which carried away most of his elbow. At
the same time his gun jammed. While his pilot maneuvered for
position, he cleared the jam with one hand and returned to the
fight. Although his left arm was useless, he fought off the
enemy scouts until he collapsed after receiving two more bullet
wounds, one in the stomach and one in the thigh.