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Almond Edward Fisher

 

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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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  6-8751-2 

BORN:  January 28, 1913 at Hume, NY

Entered Service in the US Army from Brooklyn, NY

Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on September 12 & 13, 1944 at Grammont, France

DIED:  January 07, 1982 at the age of 68

Second Lieutenant Fisher lead a platoon to attack of a strongly defended hill. The forward elements were brought under enemy fire and working his way alone within 20 feet of the gun, he opened fire and killed the guncrew. After the advance was resumed, heavy fire was encountered from the left flank. Again crawling forward alone he blasted the gun and crew from their positions. Spotting an emplaced machine pistol a short time later, with one of his men he moved forward and destroyed the position. When a German climbed from his foxhole and attempted to tear an M-1 rifle from the hands of one of his men, Lieutenant Fisher killed the enemy with a burst from his carbine. About 30 minutes later the platoon came under the heavy fire of machineguns from across an open field. Lieutenant Fisher, disregarding the terrific fire, moved across the field with no cover to within range and killed or wounded the crew. Under constant fire he moved among his men directing preparations for the defense. Wounded in both feet early in the battle, he refused medical attention. Unable to walk, he crawled from man to man encouraging them and checking each position. Only after the fighting had subsided did he crawl 300 yards to the aid station from which he was evacuated.

 

 

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