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 At
The Wall of Missing
August 18, 1921 at Indian Gap, TX
Service in the US Marine Corps from Roaring Springs, TX
26, 1950 at the age of 29
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
November 26, 1950 at Hansan-ni,
platoon in point position during a patrol through a wooded and
snow-covered area in the vicinity of Hansan-ni, First Lieutenant
Mitchell acted immediately when the enemy opened fire at
pointblank range, pinning down his forward elements and
inflicting numerous casualties. Boldly dashing to the front
under blistering fire he seized an automatic rifle from one of
the wounded men and turned it on the attackers and, when his
ammunition was gone, picked up and hurled grenades while at the
same time directing and encouraging his men in driving the
outnumbering enemy from his position. When the enemy furiously
counterattacked to the front and left flank, Lieutenant
Mitchell, despite wounds sustained early in the action,
reorganized his platoon under the devastating fire, and
spearheaded a fierce hand-to-hand struggle to repulse the
onslaught. He personally led a party of volunteer litter bearers
through the hostile lines in growing darkness and, although
suffering intense pain from multiple wounds, stormed ahead and
waged a single-handed battle against the enemy, successfully
covering the withdrawal of his men before he was fatally struck
down by a burst of small-arms fire.