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.
Matt Urban is also Memorialized in Holland, MI
August 25, 1919 at Buffalo, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Fort Bragg, NC
04, 1995 at the age of 75
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on June
14 - September 03, 1944 at France and Belgium, France
led his men in repeated attacks in the months following the D-Day
invasion at Normandy. On June 14 he brazenly exposed himself to
enemy fire and, firing a bazooka, destroyed two tanks. Later that
same day he was wounded in the leg but refused evacuation and
continued to lead his men. The following day he was twice severely
wounded, but again refused evacuation until his company's attack
has been successfully completed. Sent to England for treatment of
his multiple wounds, and hearing of severe losses by his company,
Captain Urban without authorization left the hospital and
hitchhiked to his unit, now engaged near Saint-Lo, France, and
held up enemy positions after two supporting tanks had been
stopped. One tank was destroyed, the other devoid of a commander,
and Captain Urban though limping from his unhealed wounds, located
a tank lieutenant and directed a renewed assault. When the
lieutenant and a sergeant were killed, Urban dashed through a hail
of fire to mount the tank, man its machinegun, and route the
enemy. Later, when wounded in the neck and unable to speak above a
whisper, Captain Urban refused evacuation until the enemy had been
routed near an important crossing on the Meuse River.