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 09, 1917 at Borton, IL
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fairmount, IL
2, 2001 at the age of 83
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on June
25, 1944 at Fort du Roule, Cherbourg, France
approaches to Cherbourg, France, First Lieutenant Ogden's
company was pinned down by fire from a German 88-mm gun and two
machineguns. Arming himself with an M-1 rifle, a grenade
launcher, and a number of rifle and hand grenades, he left his
company in position and advanced alone, under fire, up the slope
toward the enemy emplacements. Struck on the head and knocked
down by a glancing machinegun bullet, First Lieutenant Ogden, in
spite of his painful wound and enemy fire from close range,
continued up the hill. Reaching a vantage point, he silenced the
88mm gun with a well-placed rifle grenade and then, with hand
grenades, knocked out the two machineguns, again being painfully
wounded. First Lieutenant Ogden's heroic leadership and
indomitable courage in alone silencing these enemy weapons
inspired his men to greater effort and cleared the way for the
company to continue the advance and reach its objectives.