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Gordon Maynard Craig



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Village of Elmwood Cemetery

Born:  August 03, 1929 at Brockton, MA

Entered Service in the US Army from Brockton, MA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism September 10, 1950 at Kasan, Korea

Died:  September 10, 1950 at the age of 21

During the attack on a strategic enemy-held hill Corporal Craig's company's advance was subjected to intense hostile grenade mortar, and small-arms fire. Corporal Craig and four comrades moved forward to eliminate an enemy machinegun nest that was hampering the company's advance. At that instance an enemy machine gunner hurled a hand grenade at the advancing men. Without hesitating or attempting to seek cover for himself, Corporal Craig threw himself on the grenade and smothered its burst with his body. His intrepid and selfless act, in which he unhesitatingly gave his life for his comrades, inspired them to attack with such ferocity that they annihilated the enemy machinegun crew, enabling the company to continue its attack.



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