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Leonard Wood

 

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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:  October 09, 1860 at Winchester, NH

Entered Service in the US Army from Boston, MA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on Summer 1886 at Apache Campaign, AZ

DIED:  August 07, 1927 at the age of 66

Assistant Surgeon Leonard Wood voluntarily carried important messages through the Arizona territory region during the Apache Campaigns during the summer of 1886. He was recognized for making a journey of 70 miles in one night, and for walking 30 miles the following day, in order to accomplish his mission. While in pursuit of Geronimo and his warring band of Indians, he encountered an Infantry detachment that was without an officer. He requested and received permission to command that unit, and did so, throughout the summer campaign. He served as a member of the expedition that conducted the army's final campaign against the legendary American Indian fighter Geronimo

 

 

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