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.
Also Remembered In
February 03, 1930 at
Service in the US Marine Corps from Ben Hill, GA
27, 1950 at the age of 20
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
November 04, 1950 at Korea
point position against a numerically superior enemy force
occupying a vital hill position which had been unsuccessfully
assaulted on five occasions, Corporal Phillips led his men in a
bayonet charge up the precipitous slope under a deadly hail of
hostile enemy fire. Quickly rallying his squad when it was
pinned down, he continued to lead his men through the bombarded
area and, although only five men were left in the casualty
ridden unit, gained the crest of the hill where he was
immediately subjected to an enemy counterattack. Although
greatly outnumbered, Corporal Phillips boldly engaged the
hostile force with grenades and rifle fire and, exhorting his
marines to follow him, stormed forward to completely overwhelm
the enemy. With only three men left in his squad, he proceeded
to spearhead an assault on the last remaining strongpoint. Using
one hand to climb the hazardous precipice, he hurled grenades
with the other and, with two remaining comrades, succeeded in
annihilating the pocket of resistance and in consolidating the
position. Immediately subjected to a sharp counterattack by an
estimated enemy squad, he skillfully directed the fire of his
men and employed his own weapon with deadly effectiveness to
repulse the numerically superior hostile force.