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Clyde A. Thomason

 

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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:  May 23, 1914 at Atlanta, GA

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from Georgia

Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on August 17 & 18, 1942 at Makin Island, Gilbert Islands

DIED:  August 18, 1942 at the age of 28

During the Marine Raider Expedition against the Japanese-held island of Makin on August 17 - 18, 1942, Sergeant Thomason was leading the advance element of the assault echelon. He disposed his men with keen judgment and discrimination and, by his exemplary leadership and great personal valor, exhorted them to like fearless efforts. On one occasion, he dauntlessly walked up to a house which concealed an enemy Japanese sniper, forced in the door and shot the man before he could resist. Later in the action, while leading an assault on an enemy position, he gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

 

 

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