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.
November 06, 1924 at Glen Ridge, NJ
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Little Falls, NJ
20, 1995 at the age of 70
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
March 14, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
taking command of his rifle squad when the leader became a
casualty, Private Sigler fearlessly led a bold charge against an
enemy gun installation which had held up the advance of his
company for several days and, reaching the position, personally
annihilated the entire crew. As additional Japanese troops
opened fire from concealed tunnels and caves, he scaled the
rocks and surprised the enemy with a furious one-man assault.
Although severely wounded in the encounter, he crawled back to
his squad position where he steadfastly refused evacuation,
persistently directing heavy machinegun and rocket barrages on
the Japanese cave entrances. Undaunted by the rain of hostile
fire during the intensified action, he disregarded his own
painful wounds to aid casualties, carrying three wounded squad
members to safety behind the lines and returning to continue the
battle with renewed determination until ordered to retire for
medical treatment. In the face of extreme peril, Private Sigler,
by his alert initiative, unfaltering leadership, and daring
tactics in a critical situation, effected the release of his
besieged company from enemy fire and contributed essentially to
its further advance against a savagely fighting enemy.