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.
Born: February 05, 1895
at Eureka Springs, AR
Entered Service in the US
Army from Denver, CO
05, 1918 at the age of 23
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism November 03,
1918 at Le Champy Bas, France
earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Le Champy Bas,
France, during intense assaults upon enemy positions. When his
battalion, of which he had just taken command, was halted by
machinegun fire from the front and left flank, he picked up the
rifle of a dead soldier and, calling on his men to follow led
the advance across a stream, waist deep, in the face of the
machinegun fire. Upon reaching the opposite bank he was
seriously wounded in the abdomen by a sniper, but before
permitting himself to be evacuated he made complete arrangements
for turning over his command to the next senior officer, and
under the inspiration of his fearless leadership his battalion
reached its objective. Captain Chiles died shortly after
reaching the hospital.