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.
Also Remembered in Hawaii
Born: December 12, 1924 at Ada, MN
Service in the US Marine Corps from Minnesota
14, 1945 at the age of 20
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism May 14,
1945 at Okinawa Shima, Ryuku Islands
aggressive during a determined assault against a strongly
fortified Japanese hill position, Corporal Hauge boldly took the
initiative when his company's left flank was pinned down under a
heavy machinegun and mortar barrage with resultant severe
casualties and, quickly locating the two machineguns which were
delivering the uninterrupted stream of enfilade fire, ordered
his squad to maintain a covering barrage as he rushed across an
exposed area toward the furiously blazing enemy weapons.
Although painfully wounded as he charged the first machinegun,
he launched a vigorous single-handed grenade attack, destroyed
the entire hostile gun position and moved relentlessly forward
toward the other emplacement despite his wounds and the
increasingly heavy Japanese fire. Undaunted by the savage
opposition, he again hurled his deadly grenades with unerring
aim and succeeded in demolishing the second enemy gun before he
fell under the slashing fury of Japanese sniper fire. By his
ready grasp of the critical situation and his heroic one man
assault tactics, Corporal Hauge had eliminated two strategically
placed enemy weapons, thereby releasing the besieged troops from
an overwhelming volume of hostile fire and enabling his company