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 Ashton, RI
Entered Service in the US
Army from Augusta, ME
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism May 11 -
14, 1944 at Tremensucli, Italy
Lieutenant Waugh personally reconnoitered a heavily mined area
before entering it with his platoon. Directing his men to
deliver fire on six bunkers guarding this hill, First Lieutenant
Waugh advanced alone against them, reached the first bunker,
threw phosphorus grenades into it and as the defenders emerged,
killed them with a burst from his Tommy gun. He repeated this
process on the five remaining bunkers, killing or capturing the
occupants. On the morning of May 14, First Lieutenant Waugh
ordered his platoon to lay a base of fire on two enemy pillboxes
located on a knoll which commanded the only trail up the hill.
He then ran to the first pillbox, threw several grenades into
it, drove the defenders into the open, and killed them. The
second pillbox was next taken by similar methods. The fearless
actions of First Lieutenant Waugh broke the Gustav Line at that
point, neutralizing six bunkers and two pillboxes and he was
personally responsible for the death of 30 of the enemy and the
capture of 25 others. He was later killed in action in Italy,
while leading his platoon in an attack.