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.
May 09, 1916 at Burrton, KS
Service in the US Army from Veedersburg, IN
19, 1965 at the age of 49
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
January 22, 1944 at San Angelo, Italy
McCall's company was crossing the Rapido River near San Angelo,
Italy. Sergeant McCall commanded a machinegun section providing
fire support for riflemen. Under cover of darkness he advanced
and crossed an ice-covered bridge under enemy fire. Taking many
casualties, he led his men across muddy, exposed terrain,
guiding them through a barbed-wire entanglement to a road where
he put the weapons of his two squads into positions. A shell
landed near one of the positions, wounding the gunner and
killing the assistant gunner. McCall crawled across treacherous
terrain and gave first aid, dragging the wounded man to safety.
When his second squad was hit, he was the only remaining member
of his section. Still, he ran forward with the weapon on his hip
to point 30 yards from the enemy and fired bursts of fire into a
machinegun nest, killing or wounding all of the crew. A second
machinegun opened fire and he rushed its position, firing from
the hip, killing four. A third machinegun was delivering a
volume of fire upon our troops. Staff Sergeant McCall spotted
its position and valiantly went toward it in the face of
overwhelming enemy fire. He was last seen courageously moving
forward on the enemy position, firing his machinegun from his