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 28, 1921 at Boston, MA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Massachusetts
01, 1950 at the age of 29
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on
September 02, 1950 at Yongsan, Korea
A large enemy
force launched a mortar and automatic weapon supported assault
against his platoon and Sergeant First Class Turner, a section
leader, quickly organized his unit for defense. He then observed
that the attack was directed at the tank section 100 yards away.
Leaving his secured section he dashed through a hail of fire to
the threatened position and, mounting a tank, manned the exposed
turret machinegun. Disregarding the intense enemy fire he calmly
held this position delivering deadly accurate fire and pointing
out targets for the tank's 75mm. Gun. His action resulted in the
destruction of seven enemy machinegun nests. Although severely
wounded he remained at the gun shouting encouragement to his
comrades. During the action the tank received over 50 direct hits;
the periscopes and antenna were shot away and three rounds hit the
machinegun mount. Despite this fire he remained at his post until
a burst of enemy fire cost him his life. This intrepid and heroic
performance enabled the platoon to withdraw and later launch an
attack which routed the enemy.