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.
March 28, 1940 at Cambridge, MA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Boston, MA
13, 1966 at the age of 26
The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism on
November 13, 1966 at Plei Djereng, Vietnam
company was participating in a search and destroy operation when
the leading platoon made contact and a fierce fire-fight ensued.
Captain Grant was ordered maneuver the two remaining platoons to
envelop and destroy the enemy. They encountered intense enemy fire
from the front and flank and were ordered to deploy in a defensive
position when the enemy attacked in "human wave'' assaults.
Captain Grant moved along the hastily formed defensive line
repositioning soldiers to fill gaps created by the mounting
casualties. Seeing a platoon leader wounded, he hastened to his
aid and moved him to a more secure position but was wounded in the
shoulder. Refusing treatment, he returned to the perimeter. While
attempting to evacuate a wounded soldier, he was pinned down by
fire from an enemy machinegun. With hand grenades he crawled
forward and knocked out the machinegun, killing the crew and
moving the wounded man to safety. Seeing other wounded men pinned
down by enemy fire forward, he led five men across the fire-swept
open ground to effect a rescue. Following return of the wounded
men to the perimeter, a concentration of mortar fire landed in
their midst and Captain Grant was killed instantly.