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.
June 22, 1876 at Milwaukee, WI
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from Wisconsin
The Medal of Honor During the China Relief For heroism on June
20 - July 16, 1900 at Peking, China
April 03, 1941 at the age of 64
Early at the
turn of the century a rebel force in China that called itself
the Society of "Righteous and Harmonious Fists",
subsequently called the "Boxers", initiated a
rebellion in China that threatened the legations of several
nations in Peking and Tientsen. Two detachments of Navy
Bluejackets and Marines from the U.S.S. Oregon and U.S.S. Newark
were dispatched as guards for the American Legations. On June 13
an estimated 50,000 Boxers began a two-month siege on Peking.
For their heroism and dedication in erecting barricades and
protecting the city from June 20 until the scaling of the wall
on July 16, Private Frank Young and four other Marines were
awarded Medals of Honor.
Other Marines receiving Medals of Honor for this period were:
Sergeant Edward Walker, Corporal John Dahlgren, Private Harry
Fisher, and Private Martin Hunt.