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Don Carlos Faith, Jr.

 

TAPS

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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Honolulu, HI

BORN:  August 26, 1918 at Washington, IN

Entered Service in the US Army from Washington, IN

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on November 27 - December 01, 1950 at Hagaru-ri, Korea

DIED:  December 01, 1950 at the age of 32

Lieutenant Colonel Faith led "Task Force Faith" through five-days of heroism resistance during enemy attacks on the Chosin Reservoir. When the enemy penetrated his positions, Faith personally led counterattacks to restore them. During one attack to join another U.S. unit, he reconnoitered the route and personally directed the first elements of his command across the ice-covered reservoir and then directed the movement of his vehicles which were loaded with wounded until all of his command had passed through the enemy fire. This done he crossed the reservoir himself. Although exhausted in the bitter cold, he organized and launched an attack which was soon stopped by enemy fire. He ran forward under enemy fire, got his men on their feet and personally led the attack as it blasted its way through the enemy ring. When they came to a hairpin curve, enemy fire from a roadblock again pinned the column down. Lieutenant Colonel Faith organized a group of men and directed their attack on the enemy positions on the right flank. He placed himself at the head of another group of men and in the face of enemy fire led an attack on the roadblock, firing his pistol and throwing grenades until he was mortally wounded.

 

 

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