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William Remsburg Grove



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.

Manasota Memorial Park

Born:  May 16, 1872 at Montezuma,  IA

Entered Service in the US Army from Denver, CO

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Philippine Insurrection For heroism September 09, 1899 at Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands

Died:  August 06, 1952 at the age of 80

From the spring of 1898 until early the following year, most battles in the Philippine Islands were sporadic ambushes of small American patrols in the jungles, as the U.S. Army sought to root out the rebel forces of Emilio Aguinaldo. In advance of his regiment near Porac, Luzon in the Philippine Islands Lieutenant Colonel William Grove rushed to the assistance of his commander, Colonel James Franklin Bell. Though under fire from rebel forces in a concealed bamboo thicket, the two officers charged seven enemy. Armed only with pistols, they forced the enemy captain and two privates to quickly surrender. Both Colonel Bell and Lieutenant Colonel Grove received Medals of Honor in this action.



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