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 09, 1922 at DeSoto, KS
Service in the US Army from Olathe, KS
19, 1999 at the age of 76
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
February 04, 1951 at Sesim-ni, Korea
Sergeant Adams' platoon was holding an outpost 200 yards ahead
of his company when it came under attack by an estimated 250
enemy troops. Intense small-arms, machinegun, and mortar fire
from 3 sides pressed the platoon back against the main line of
resistance. Observing approximately 150 hostile troops
silhouetted against the skyline advancing against his platoon,
Master Sergeant Adams leaped to his feet, urged his men to fix
bayonets, and with 13 members of his platoon, charged this
hostile force with indomitable courage. Within 50 yards of the
enemy Master Sergeant Adams was knocked to the ground when
pierced in the leg by an enemy bullet. He jumped to his feet
and, ignoring his wound, continued on to close with the enemy
when he was knocked down four times from the concussion of
grenades which had bounced off his body. Shouting orders he
charged the enemy positions and engaged them in hand-to-hand
combat where man after man fell before his terrific onslaught
with bayonet and rifle butt. After nearly an hour of vicious
action Master Sergeant Adams and his comrades routed the
fanatical foe, killing over 50 and forcing the remainder to
withdraw. Upon receiving orders that his battalion was moving
back he provided cover fire while his men withdrew.