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 25, 1930 at Melrose, MA
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Seattle, WA
20, 1950 at the age of 19
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on
September 17 - 20, 1950 at Sos-ri, Korea
Class Monegan was dug in on a hill overlooking the main Seoul
highway when six enemy tanks threatened to break through the
battalion position during a predawn attack. He promptly moved
forward with his bazooka, under heavy hostile automatic weapons
fire and engaged the lead tank at a range of less than 50 yards.
After scoring a direct hit and killing the sole surviving
tankman with his carbine as he came through the escape hatch,
PFC Monegan boldly fired two more rounds of ammunition at the
oncoming tanks, disorganizing the attack and enabling our tank
crews to continue blasting with their 90-mm guns. On September
20 when his company's position was threatened by an overwhelming
enemy tank-infantry force bypassed the area and proceeding
toward the battalion command post during the early morning of,
PFC Monegan seized his rocket launcher and, in total darkness,
charged down the slope of the hill where the tanks had broken
through. When an illuminating shell lit the area, he scored a
direct hit on one of the tanks. Again exposing himself, he fired
another round to destroy a second tank and, as the rear tank
turned to retreat, stood upright to fire and was fatally struck
down by hostile machinegun fire.