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: September 13, 1906
at Dallas, TX
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Texas
24, 1944 at the age of 37
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism May 26 -
July 03, 1944 at Tawi Tawi, Sulu Archipelago
Dealey commanded the submarine U.S.S. Harder during her 5th War
Patrol in Japanese-controlled waters. Floodlighted by a bright
moon and disclosed to an enemy destroyer escort which bore down
with intent to attack, Commander Dealey quickly dived to
periscope depth and waited for the pursuer to close range, then
opened fire, sending the target and all aboard down in flames
with his third torpedo. Plunging deep to avoid fierce depth
charges, he again surfaced and, within nine minutes after
sighting another destroyer, had sent the enemy down tail first
with a hit directly amidships. Evading detection, he penetrated
the confined waters off Tawi Tawi with the Japanese Fleet base
six miles away and scored death blows on two patrolling
destroyers in quick succession. With his ship heeled over by
concussion from the first exploding target and the second vessel
nose-diving in a blinding detonation, he cleared the area at
high speed. Sighted by a large hostile fleet force on the
following day, he swung his bow toward the lead destroyer for
another "down-the-throat" shot, fired three bow tubes
and promptly crash-dived to be terrifically rocked seconds later
by the exploding ship as the Harder passed beneath.