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.
May 25, 1874 at Charlotte, NC
Entered Service in the US
Army from Birmingham, AL
08, 1934 at the age of 59
The Medal of Honor During the Philippine Insurrection For
heroism on March 07, 1906 at Mount Bud Dajo, Jolo, Philippine
At Mount Bud
Dajo, in action against rebel Moro forces, Signal Corps Officer
First Lieutenant Gordon Johnston voluntarily joined the
commanding officer of the unit attacking the enemy force on the
trail at daybreak before the advance began and accompanied him
to the last trench below the cotta. While waiting to complete
the dispositions for the charge, he asked and obtained
permission to advance to the base of the cotta. This he did
under a hot fire from the Morro rifle pit to the left. He was
among the first to reach the cotta. When the charge was ordered,
while gallantly raising himself up to gain a foothold to climb
up in advance of the others, he was severely wounded. Major Omar
Bundy, who led that charge noted: "This especially brave
action distinguished his conduct above that of his
During this action First Lieutenant Joseph Cecil was also
awarded the Medal of Honor.