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: April 10, 1915 at
Entered Service in the US
Army from Charlottesville, VA
14, 1944 at the age of 29
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism June 08,
Sergeant Peregory's battalion was advancing on the strongly held
German defenses at Grandcampe, France, when the leading elements
were suddenly halted by decimating machinegun fire from a firmly
entrenched enemy force on the high ground overlooking the town.
After numerous attempts to neutralize the enemy position by
supporting artillery and tank fire had proved ineffective,
Technical Sergeant Peregory, on his own initiative, advanced up
the hill under withering fire, and worked his way to the crest
where he discovered an entrenchment leading to the main enemy
fortifications 200 yards away. Without hesitating, he leaped
into the trench and moved toward the emplacement. Encountering a
squad of enemy riflemen, he fearlessly attacked them with hand
grenades and bayonet, killed eight and forced three to
surrender. Continuing along the trench, he single-handedly
forced the surrender of 32 more riflemen, captured the machine
gunners, and opened the way for the leading elements of the
battalion to advance and secure its objective. Six days later he
was killed in action.