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 Indianapolis, IN
Entered Service in the US
Army from Indianapolis, IN
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism March 18,
1945 at Mulheim, Germany
A medical aid
man, Private McGee made a night crossing of the Moselle River
with troops endeavoring to capture the town of Mulheim. The
enemy had retreated in the sector where the assault boats
landed, but had left the shore heavily strewn with
anti-personnel mines. Two men of the first wave attempting to
work their way forward detonated mines which wounded them
seriously, leaving them bleeding and in great pain beyond the
reach of their comrades. Entirely on his own initiative, Private
McGee entered the minefield, brought out one of the injured to
comparative safety, and had returned to rescue the second victim
when he stepped on a mine and was severely wounded in the
resulting explosion. Although suffering intensely and bleeding
profusely, he shouted orders that none of his comrades was to
risk his life by entering the death-sown field to render first
aid that might have saved his life.