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.
1919 at Scotland
Service in the US Army from Toledo, OH
11, 1943 at the age of 24
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
July 11, 1943 at Favoratta, Sicily
Lieutenant Craig voluntarily undertook the task of locating and
destroying a hidden enemy machinegun which had halted the
advance of his company. Attempts by three other officers to
locate the weapon had resulted in failure, with each officer
receiving wounds. Lieutenant Craig located the gun and snaked
his way to a point within 35 yards of the hostile position
before being discovered. Charging headlong into furious
automatic fire, he reached the gun, stood over it, and killed
the three crew members with his carbine. With this obstacle
removed, his company continued its advance. Shortly thereafter
while advancing down the forward slope of a ridge, Second
Lieutenant Craig and his platoon, in a position devoid of cover
and concealment, encountered the fire of approximately 100 enemy
soldiers. Electing to sacrifice himself so that his platoon
might carry on the battle, he ordered his men to withdraw to the
cover of the crest while he drew the enemy fire to himself. With
no hope of survival, he charged toward the enemy until he was
within 25 yards of them. Assuming a kneeling position, he killed
five and wounded three enemy soldiers. While the hostile force
concentrated fire on him, his platoon reached the cover of the
crest. Lieutenant Craig was killed by enemy fire.