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Darwin K. Kyle

 

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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.

Sunset Memorial Park

Born:  June 01, 1918 at Jenkins, KY

Entered Service in the US Army from Racine, WV

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism February 16, 1951 at Kamil-ni, Korea

Died:  February 16, 1951 at the age of 32

When his platoon had been pinned down by intense fire, Second Lieutenant Kyle completely exposed himself to move among and encourage his men to continue the advance against enemy forces strongly entrenched on Hill 185. Inspired by his courageous leadership, the platoon resumed the advance but was again pinned down when an enemy machinegun opened fire, wounding six of the men. Second Lieutenant Kyle immediately charged the hostile emplacement alone, engaged the crew in hand-to-hand combat, killing all three. Continuing on toward the objective, his platoon suddenly received an intense automatic-weapons fire from a well-concealed hostile position on its right flank. Again leading his men in a daring bayonet charge against this position, firing his carbine and throwing grenades, Second Lieutenant Kyle personally destroyed four of the enemy before he was killed by a burst from an enemy submachine gun.

 

 

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