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
Born: March 12, 1915 at
New Ulm, MN
Entered Service in the US
Army from New Ulm, MN
9, 1945 at the age of 29
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism February 3,
1942 at Bagac,
Bataan Province, Philippine Islands
Lieutenant Bianchi was lost at sea when the POW ship on which he
was being transported was sunk by A.A.C. Attack. There is
another memorial to him at the National Memorial Cemetery of the
Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
When the rifle
platoon of another company was ordered to wipe out two strong
enemy machinegun nests, First Lieutenant Bianchi voluntarily and
of his own initiative, advanced with the platoon leading part of
the men. When wounded early in the action by two bullets through
the left hand, he did not stop for first aid but discarded his
rifle and began firing a pistol.
He located a
machinegun nest and personally silenced it with grenades. When
wounded the second time by two machinegun bullets through the
chest muscles, First Lieutenant Bianchi climbed to the top of an
American tank, manned its antiaircraft machinegun, and fired
into strongly held enemy position until knocked completely off
the tank by a third severe wound.