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.
March 18, 1895 at Richland County, IL
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Illinois
08, 1987 at the age of 91
The Medal of Honor During the Nicaraguan Campaign For heroism
on January 6 - 8, 1928 at Quilali, Nicaragua
progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, on January 6
- 8, 1928, First Lieutenant Schilt, then a member of a Marine
expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and
wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to
evacuate the wounded by air and transport a relief commanding
officer to assume charge of a very serious situation. First
Lieutenant Schilt bravely undertook this dangerous and important
task and, by taking off a total of ten times in the rough,
rolling street of a partially burning village, under hostile
infantry fire on each occasion, succeeded in accomplishing his
mission, thereby actually saving three lives and bringing
supplies and aid to others in desperate need.