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Frederick F. Henry



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.

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Born:   at Vian, OK

Entered Service in the US Army from Clinton, OK

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism September 01, 1950 at Am-Dong, Korea

Died:  September 01, 1950 

First Lieutenant Henry's platoon was holding a strategic ridge near the town of Am-Dong, Korea, when it was attacked by a superior enemy force, supported by heavy mortar and artillery fire. Seeing his platoon disorganized by this fanatical assault, Lieutenant Henry left his foxhole and moved along the line, ordering his men to stay in place and keep firing. Encouraged by this heroic action the platoon reformed a defensive line and rained devastating fire on the enemy. Enemy fire knocked out all communications and Lieutenant Henry was unable to determine whether or not the main line of resistance was altered to this heavy attack. On his own initiative, although severely wounded, he held his position as long as possible and ordered the wounded evacuated and their weapons and ammunition brought to him. Establishing a one-man defensive position, he ordered the platoon's withdrawal and despite his wound, remained behind to cover the movement. When last seen he was single-handedly firing all available weapons so effectively that he caused an estimated 50 enemy casualties. His ammunition was soon expended and his position overrun, but his intrepid action saved the platoon and halted the enemy's advance.



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