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.
November 02, 1946 at Middleboro, MA
Entered Service in the US
Navy from Boston, MA
28, 1968 at the age of 21
The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism on July
28, 1968 at Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
While on a sweep
through an open rice field Navy Corpsman Caron's unit started
receiving enemy small arms fire. Upon seeing two Marine casualties
fall, he immediately ran forward to render first aid, but found
that they were dead. At this time, the platoon was taken under
intense small-arms and automatic weapons fire, sustaining
additional casualties. As he moved to the aid of his wounded
comrades, Corpsman Caron was hit in the arm by enemy fire.
Although knocked to the ground, he regained his feet and continued
to the injured Marines. He rendered medical assistance to the
first Marine he reached, who was grievously wounded, and
undoubtedly was instrumental in saving the man's life. Corpsman
Caron then ran toward the second wounded Marine, but was again hit
by enemy fire, this time in the leg. Nonetheless, he crawled the
remaining distance and provided medical aid for this severely
wounded man. He started to make his way to yet another injured
comrade, when he was again struck by enemy small-arms fire.
Courageously and with unbelievable determination, Corpsman Caron
continued his attempt to reach the third Marine until he was
killed by an enemy rocket round.