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.
(General War was KIA During the
November 23, 1915 at Denver, CO
Entered Service in the US
Army from Glendale, CA
13, 1968 at the age of 52
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
December 26, 1944 at Sigolsheim, France
Colonel Ware found that one of his assault companies had been
stopped and forced to dig in by a concentration of enemy fire
near Sigolsheim, France. Realizing that his men must be inspired
to new courage, he went forward 150 yards beyond the most
forward elements of his command, and for two hours reconnoitered
the enemy positions, deliberately drawing fire upon himself. He
armed himself with an automatic rifle and advanced on the enemy,
followed by two officers, nine enlisted men, and a tank.
Approaching an enemy machinegun he shot two German riflemen and
fired tracers into it marking its position for his tank, which
promptly knocked it out. He then turned his attention to a
second machinegun, killing two of its riflemen and forcing the
others to surrender. Having expended his ammunition he took up
an M-1 rifle, killed a German rifleman, and fired upon a third
machinegun 50 yards away. Upon his approach to a fourth
machinegun, its supporting riflemen surrendered and his tank
disposed of the gun. Five of his party of 11 were casualties and
Lieutenant Colonel Ware was wounded but refused medical
attention until this important hill position was cleared of the
enemy and securely occupied by his command.