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.
December 04, 1919 at Bridgton, ME
Entered Service in the US
Army from Waterbury, CT
20, 1950 at the age of 30
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on July
20, 1950 at Taejon, Korea
through an enemy encirclement, the vehicle in which Sergeant
Libby was riding approached an enemy roadblock and encountered
devastating fire which disabled the truck, killing or wounding
all the passengers except Sergeant Libby. Taking cover in a
ditch he engaged the enemy and, despite the heavy fire, crossed
the road twice to administer aid to his wounded comrades. He
then hailed a passing M-5 artillery tractor and helped the
wounded aboard. The enemy directed intense small-arms fire at
the driver, and Sergeant Libby, realizing that no one else could
operate the vehicle, placed himself between the driver and the
enemy thereby shielding him while he returned the fire. During
this action he received several wounds in the arms and body.
Continuing through the town the tractor made frequent stops and
Sergeant Libby helped more wounded aboard. Refusing first aid,
he continued to shield the driver and return the fire of the
enemy when another roadblock was encountered. Sergeant Libby
received additional wounds but held his position until he lost
consciousness. Sergeant Libby's sustained, heroic actions
enabled his comrades to reach friendly lines.