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.
October 31, 1921 at Wichita Falls, TX
Service in the US Army from Wichita Falls, TX
03, 1944 at the age of 22
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
May 23, 1944 at Carano,
Lieutenant Fowler came upon two disorganized infantry platoons
held up by an enemy minefield. He reorganized the men and made a
reconnaissance through the minefield, clearing a path by lifting
the mines out of the ground with his hands. After he had gone
through the 75-yard belt of explosives, he returned and led the
infantrymen through it. He then made a reconnaissance into enemy
territory in search of a route to continue the advance.
Returning through the minefield he led the tanks into a position
from which they could support the infantry. Acting as scout 300
yards in front, he led two platoons forward until he had gained
his objective, where he came upon several dug-in enemy.
Lieutenant Fowler dragged them from their foxholes and sent them
to the rear. He reconnoitered to his front, brought the infantry
into position where they dug in and, under heavy mortar and
small arms fire, brought his tanks forward. When several Mark Vl
tanks fired their cannons directly on his position and destroyed
a tank, he ran directly into the enemy tank fire to reach a
burning vehicle. For a half-hour, under intense strafing and
although all other elements had withdrawn, he remained in his
forward position attempting to save the lives of the wounded