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 Baltimore, MD
Entered Service in the US
Army from Brighton, MA
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism September
at Les Coates, Brittany, France
advance of the flank companies of two battalions was halted by
intense enemy mortar, machinegun, and sniper fire from a
fortified position on his left, Private First Class Prussman
maneuvered his squad to assault the enemy fortifications.
Hurdling a hedgerow, he came upon two enemy riflemen whom he
disarmed. After leading his squad across an open field to the
next hedgerow, he advanced to a machinegun position, destroyed
the gun, captured its crew and two riflemen. Again advancing
ahead of his squad in the assault, he was mortally wounded by an
enemy rifleman, but as he fell to the ground he threw a hand
grenade, killing his opponent. His superb leadership and heroic
action at the cost of his life so demoralized the enemy that
resistance at this point collapsed, permitting the two
battalions to continue their advance.