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.
April 03, 1918 at Sturbridge, MA
Service in the US Marine Corps from Massachusetts
09, 1945 at the age of 26
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
March 09, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
Sergeant Julian was serving with Marines in action against enemy
Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano
Islands. Determined to force a breakthrough when Japanese troops
occupying trenches and fortified positions on the left front
laid down a terrific machinegun and mortar barrage in a
desperate effort to halt his company's advance, Platoon Sergeant
Julian quickly established his platoon's guns in strategic
supporting positions, and then, acting on his own initiative,
fearlessly moved forward to execute a one man assault on the
nearest pillbox. Advancing alone, he hurled deadly demolition
and white phosphorus grenades into the emplacement, killing two
of the enemy and driving the remaining five out into the
adjoining trench system. Seizing a discarded rifle, he jumped
into the trench and dispatched the five before they could make
an escape. Intent on wiping out all resistance, he obtained more
explosives and, accompanied by another marine, again charged the
hostile fortifications and knocked out two more cave positions.
Immediately thereafter, he launched a bazooka attack unassisted,
firing four rounds into the one remaining pillbox and completely
destroying it before he fell, mortally wounded by a vicious
burst of enemy fire.