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 12, 1876 at Royalton, PA
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Pennsylvania
09, 1935 at the age of 58
The Medal of Honor During the China Relief For heroism on July
13, 1900 at Tientsin, China
Early at the
turn of the century a rebel force in China that called itself
the Society of "Righteous and Harmonious Fists",
subsequently called the "Boxers", initiated a
rebellion in China that threatened the legations of several
nations in Peking and Tientsen. The 1st Regiment (Marines) under
Major Littleton Waller arrived in China on June 19 and tried to
seize Tientsin, but was driven back. On June 23 Waller's Marines
finally entered the Tientsin, where they held tenuously until
reinforced by U.S. Army troops on July 12. In a major engagement
the following day, Sergeant John Adams was one of four Marines
cited for "meritorious conduct" in the engagements at
Tientsin. One additional Marine and three US Army soldiers also
earned Medals of Honor in the same battle at Tientsin.The three
other Marines cited for meritorious conduct were Sergeant John
Adams, Corporal Harry Adriance, and Private James Cooney. Marine
Sergeant Clarence Sutton also earned a Medal of Honor in this
action for saving the life of Lieutenant Smedley Butler after he
had been wounded in action.