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 At
The Wall of the Missing
July 20, 1931 at Buena Vista, GA
Service in the US Army from Georgia
01, 1950 at the age of 19
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
September 01, 1950 at Agok, Korea
Class Story's company beat off several banzai attacks but was
bypassed and in danger of being cut off and surrounded. PFC
Story was heavily engaged in stopping the early attacks and had
just moved his squad to a position overlooking the Naktong River
when he saw a large group of the enemy crossing the river to
attack Company A. Seizing a machinegun from his wounded gunner
he placed deadly fire on the hostile column killing or wounding
an estimated 100 enemy soldiers. Facing encirclement the company
commander ordered a withdrawal. During the move PFC Story
noticed the approach of an enemy truck loaded with troops.
Alerting his comrades to take cover he stood in the middle of
the road throwing grenades into the truck. Out of grenades he
crawled to his squad, gathered up additional grenades and again
attacked the vehicle. The company was attacked as it withdrew
and was forced to deploy in a rice field. PFC Story was wounded
in this action, but, disregarding his wounds, rallied the men
about him and repelled the attack. Realizing that his wounds
would hamper his comrades he refused to retire to the next
position but remained to cover the company's withdrawal. When
last seen he was firing every weapon available and fighting off
another hostile assault.