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.
May 11, 1917 at St. Maries,
Service in the US Army from Tacoma, WA
02, 1956 at the age of 38
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
February 16 - 19, 1945
at Corregidor, Philippine Islands
the initial parachute assault on Corregidor Private McCarter
crossed 30 yards of open ground under intense enemy fire, and at
pointblank range silenced a machinegun with hand grenades. Two
days later he killed six snipers. That evening, when a large
force attempted to bypass his company, he voluntarily moved to
an exposed area and opened fire. The enemy attacked his position
repeatedly throughout the night and was each time repulsed. By
early morning, all the men about him had been wounded; but
shouting encouragement to his comrades and defiance at the
enemy, he continued to bear the brunt of the attack. He
repeatedly crawled back to the American line to secure more
ammunition. When his submachine gun would no longer operate, he
seized an automatic rifle and continued to inflict heavy
casualties. This weapon, in turn, became too hot to use and,
discarding it, he continued with an M-1 rifle. At dawn the enemy
attacked with renewed intensity. Completely exposing himself to
hostile fire, he stood erect to locate the most dangerous enemy
positions. He was seriously wounded; but, though he had already
killed more than 30 of the enemy, he refused to evacuate until
he had pointed out immediate objectives for attack.