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.
at Madisonville, TX
Entered Service in the US
Army from Houston, TX
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism December
19, 1944 at Rocherath, Belgium
Fourth Grade Kimbro led a squad assigned to the mission of
mining a vital crossroads near Rocherath, Belgium. At the first
attempt to reach the objective, he discovered it was occupied by
an enemy tank and at least 20 infantrymen. Driven back by
withering fire, Technician Fourth Grade Kimbro made two more
attempts to lead his squad to the crossroads but all approaches
were covered by intense enemy fire. Although warned by our own
infantrymen of the great danger involved, he left his squad in a
protected place and, laden with mines, crawled alone toward the
crossroads. When nearing his objective he was severely wounded,
but he continued to drag himself forward and laid his mines
across the road. As he tried to crawl from the objective his
body was riddled with rifle and machinegun fire.