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.
on the Wall of Missing
August 26, 1918 at Washington, IN
Entered Service in the US
Army from Washington, IN
01, 1950 at the age of 32
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on November
27 - December 01, 1950 at Hagaru-ri, Korea
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.