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.
December 11, 1918 at Little
Service in the US Army from Little Rock, AR
11, 1945 at the age of 26
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
May 11, 1945 at Zebra Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu
Lieutenant Terry was leading an attack against heavily defended
Zebra Hill when fire from five pillboxes halted the advance. He
braved the hail of bullets to secure satchel charges and white
phosphorus grenades, then ran 30 yards directly at the enemy
with an ignited charge, demolished the first stronghold, and
moved to the other pillboxes, bombarding them with grenades and
cutting down their defenders with rifle fire as they attempted
to escape. When he finished this job by sealing the four
pillboxes with explosives, he had killed 20 Japanese and
destroyed three machineguns. The advance was again held up by an
intense grenade barrage which inflicted several casualties.
Locating the enemy in trenches on the reverse slope Lieutenant
Terry, with six satchel charges launched a one-man assault. He
wrecked the enemy's defenses and killed ten more enemy. Pressing
toward a nearby ridge, his two platoons were stopped by
machinegun and mortar fire. He fearlessly ran across 100 yards
of fire-swept terrain to the support platoon and urged it on in
a flanking maneuver. He then began another one-man drive,
hurling grenades until the enemy fled in confusion, leaving five
dead behind. He was later mortally wounded by the burst of an
enemy mortar shell.