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 19, 1930 at Chicago, IL
Entered Service in the US
Air Force from Colorado Springs, CO
06, 1990 at the age of 60
The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism on
November 09, 1967 at Khe Sanh, Vietnam
in an HH-3E helicopter was escorting another helicopter
attempting night rescue of an Army team facing imminent death or
capture in Southeast Asia on November 9, 1967. Heavy enemy fire
severely damaged the lead helicopter, yet its commander rescued
three men before recommending abandonment of further rescue
attempts. Ignoring the warning, Captain Young hovered under
intense fire until the remaining survivors were aboard. Then his
aircraft crashed in flames from enemy fire. Disregarding serious
burns, Captain Young aided one of the wounded men, then
attempted to lead the enemy from his position. Despite intense
pain, he declined rescue because hostile forces were positioning
to entrap rescue aircraft. For more than 17 hours he evaded
capture until finally rescued.