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Deming Bronson



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

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BORN:  July 08, 1894 at Rhinelander, WI

Entered Service in the US Army from Seattle, WA

Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I For heroism on September 26 & 27, 1918 at Eclisfontaine, France

DIED:  May 29, 1957 at the age of 62

During the advance First Lieutenant Bronson was struck by an exploding enemy grenade, receiving cuts on his face and the back of his head. He nevertheless participated in the action which resulted in the capture of an enemy dugout with the capture of many prisoners. That afternoon he was wounded in the left arm by an enemy bullet, and after receiving first aid was directed to the rear. Disregarding these instructions, he remained on duty with his company through the night although suffering severe pain and shock. The next morning his regiment resumed its attack and he gallantly joined it and engaged with it in the capture of the village. After the capture he participated in the capture of an enemy machinegun, personally killing the enemy gunner. After this encounter the company was compelled to retire due to a heavy enemy artillery barrage. First Lieutenant Bronson was the last man to leave the advanced position, and was again wounded in both arms by an enemy high-explosive shell. He was then assisted to cover by another officer who applied first aid. Although bleeding profusely and faint from the loss of blood, he remained with the survivors of the company throughout the night of the second day, refusing to go to the rear for treatment.



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