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.
Also Remembered At
July 17, 1898 at Cerrillos, NM
Service in the US Army Air Corps from Denver, CO
January 05, 1943 at the age of 44
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
January 05, 1943 at Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago
repeatedly accompanied his units on bombing missions deep into
Japanese-held territory from September 5, 1942 to January 5,
1943. From lessons personally gained under combat conditions, he
developed a highly efficient technique for bombing when opposed
by enemy fighters and antiaircraft fire. On January 5, 1943,
facing extremely heavy antiaircraft fire and determined enemy
fighters, he led a B-17 daylight bombing attack against shipping
at Rabaul, New Britain, resulting in direct hits on nine enemy
vessels. During this action, his airplane was disabled and
forced down by an overwhelming number of enemy fighters. General
Walker was presumed killed, and remains missing in action.