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Frank H. Ono



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.

Highland Cemetery

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Born:   June 5, 1923 at North Judson, IN

Entered Service in the US Army from Indianapolis, IN

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism July 4, 1944 at Castellina, Italy

Died:  May 6, 1980 at the age of 56

Attacking a defended hill, Private First Class Ono's squad was caught in a hail of fire from the well-entrenched enemy. PFC Ono opened fire with his automatic rifle and silenced one machine gun 300 hundred yards to the right front. Advancing through incessant fire, he killed a sniper, and while his squad leader reorganized the rest of the platoon he alone defended the critical position. His weapon was wrenched from his grasp by a burst of enemy fire as troops attempted to close in on him. Hurling grenades, he forced the enemy to withdraw, defending the newly won ground until the rest of the platoon moved forward. Taking a wounded comrade's rifle, PFC Ono joined in the assault. After killing two more enemy he boldly ran through withering enemy fire to render first aid to his platoon leader and a wounded rifleman. In danger of being encircled, the platoon was ordered to withdraw. PFC Ono remained in virtually unprotected positions near the crest of the hill, engaging an enemy machine gun exchanging fire with snipers. Completely disregarding his own safety, he made himself the constant target of concentrated enemy fire until the platoon reached the comparative safety of a draw. He then descended the hill in stages, firing his rifle, until he rejoined the platoon.



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