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.
March 26, 1924 at Altoona,
Service in the US Marine Corps from Florida
11, 1945 at the age of 21
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
June 07, 1945 at Okinawa Shima, Ryuku Islands
company's seizure of an important hill objective, Private
McTureous observed the plight of company stretcher bearers who
were suddenly assailed by slashing machinegun fire as they
attempted to evacuate wounded. Determined to prevent further
casualties, he quickly filled his jacket with hand grenades and
charged the enemy-occupied caves. Coolly disregarding all
personal danger as he waged his furious one man assault, he
smashed grenades into the cave entrances, thereby diverting the
heaviest fire from the stretcher bearers to his own person and,
resolutely returning to his own lines under a blanketing hail of
rifle and machinegun fire to replenish his supply of grenades,
dauntlessly continued his systematic reduction of Japanese
strength until he himself sustained serious wounds after
silencing a large number of the hostile guns. Aware of his own
critical condition and unwilling to further endanger the lives
of his comrades, he stoically crawled a distance of 200 yards to
a sheltered position within friendly lines before calling for
aid. By his fearless initiative and bold tactics, Private
McTureous had succeeded in neutralizing the enemy fire, killing
six Japanese troops and effectively disorganizing the remainder
of the savagely defending garrison.