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George Clymer Shaw

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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BORN:  March 06, 1866 at Pontiac, MI

Entered Service in the US Army from Washington, DC

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Philippine Insurrection For heroism on May 04, 1903 at Fort Pitacus, Lake Lano, Mindanao, Philippine Islands

DIED:  February 10, 1960 at the age of 93

In a battle at Fort Pitacus near Lake Lanao on the Philippine Island of Mindanao, First Lieutenant George Clymer led an assault force in action against enemy guerilla fighters. He and three men manned a position on the parapet that came under heavy attack, killing or wounding all three of his companions. Despite the great danger and the loss of his soldiers, Lieutenant Shaw remained in his position on the dangerous parapet until others of his unit gained a foothold on the enemy position and the stronghold was successfully captured.

 

 

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