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.
March 25, 1896 at Philadelphia, PA
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Pennsylvania
24, 1973 at the age of 76
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism on
October 09, 1918 at At Sea Aboard Ship
Mate Schmidt earned the Medal of Honor for heroism while
attached to the U.S.S. Chestnut Hill, on the occasion of the
explosion and subsequent fire on board the U.S. submarine chaser
219. Chief Gunner's Mate Schmidt, seeing a man whose legs were
partly blown off hanging on a line from the bow of the 219,
jumped overboard, swam to the sub chaser and carried him from
the bow to the stern where a member of the 219's crew helped him
land the man on the afterdeck of the submarine. Schmidt then
endeavored to pass through the flames amidships to get another
man who was seriously burned. This he was unable to do, but when
the injured man fell overboard and drifted to the stern of the
chaser Schmidt helped him aboard.