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.
September 27, 1892 at Chee Foo, China
Entered Service in the US
Army from Okarche, OK
07, 1978 at the age of 85
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War I
For heroism on July
14 & 15, 1918 at Greves Farm, France
Lieutenant Hays earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near
Greves Farm, France, during intense assaults upon his position
by heavy enemy bombardment. At the very outset of the
unprecedented artillery bombardment by the enemy, his line of
communication was destroyed beyond repair. Despite the hazard
attached to the mission of runner, he immediately set out to
establish contact with the neighboring post of command and
further establish liaison with two French batteries, visiting
their position so frequently that he was mainly responsible for
the accurate fire there from. While thus engaged, seven horses
were shot under him and he was severely wounded. His activity
under most severe fire was an important factor in checking the
advance of the enemy.