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 Clearville, PA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Bedford, PA
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism December
03, 1944 at St. Hippolyte, France
Weicht commanded an assault squad against the important Alsatian
town of St. Hippolyte. He aggressively led his men down a
winding street, clearing the houses of opposition. Rounding a
bend, the group was brought under the fire of two machineguns in
the door and window of a house 100 yards distant. While his men
took cover, Sergeant Weicht moved rapidly to a high rock wall
and, fearlessly exposing himself to the enemy, fired two clips
of ammunition from his rifle. His fire proving ineffective, he
entered a house opposite the enemy and, firing from a window,
killed the two hostile gunners. The advance was later halted
when two 20-mm guns opened fire on the company. An artillery
observer ordered friendly troops to evacuate and then directed
artillery fire upon the gun positions. Sergeant Weicht remained
in the shelled area and continued to fire on the hostile
weapons. When the barrage lifted and the enemy soldiers
attempted to remove their gun, he killed two crewmembers and
forced the others to flee. He continued forward until he spotted
a road block 125 yards away. Moving to the second floor of a
nearby house and firing from a window, he killed three and
wounded several of the enemy until he was killed by a direct hit
from an antitank gun.