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.
Also Remembered At
The Wall of the Missing
January 01, 1926 at Pocatello, ID
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Washington, DC
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on
December 02, 1950 at Yudam-ni, Korea
November 02, 1953 at the age of 27
outnumbered by a well-entrenched and cleverly concealed enemy
force wearing the uniforms of friendly troops, and attacking his
platoon's open and unconcealed positions, Sergeant Johnson
unhesitatingly took charge of his platoon in the absence of the
leader. Exhibiting great personal valor in the face of a heavy
barrage of hostile fire, he coolly proceeded to move about among
his men, shouting words of encouragement and inspiration and
skillfully directing their fire. Ordered to displace his platoon
during the fire fight, he immediately placed himself in an
extremely hazardous position from which he could provide
covering fire for his men. Fully aware that his voluntary action
meant either certain death or capture to himself, he
courageously continued to provide effective cover for his men
and was last observed in a wounded condition single-handedly
engaging enemy troops in close hand grenade and hand-to-hand
fighting. By his valiant and inspiring leadership, Sergeant
Johnson was directly responsible for the successful completion
of the platoon's displacement and the saving of many lives.