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.
February 14, 1943 at Logan,
Service in the US Army from Fresno, CA
20, 1967 at the age of 24
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism
May 20, 1967 at Kontum Province, Vietnam
Staff Sergeant Molnar's battalion established a defensive
perimeter in combat actions near Kontum, it was hit by intense
mortar fire as the prelude to a massive enemy night attack.
Sergeant Molnar immediately left his sheltered location to
insure the readiness of his squad to meet the attack. As he
crawled through the position, he discovered a group of enemy
soldiers closing in on his squad. His accurate rifle fire killed
five of the enemy and forced the remainder to flee. The enemy
attacked in a human wave supported by grenades, rockets,
automatic weapons, and small-arms fire. After assisting to repel
the first enemy assault, he found that his squad's ammunition
supply was nearly expended. Leaving the relative safety of his
position, he crawled through intense enemy fire to secure
additional ammunition and distribute it to his men. He rejoined
his squad to beat back a renewed enemy onslaught, and moved
about his area giving medical aid and assisting in the
evacuation of the wounded. With the help of several men, he was
preparing to move a severely wounded soldier when an enemy hand
grenade was thrown into the group. The first to see it, Staff
Sergeant Molnar threw himself on it and absorbed the deadly
blast to save his comrades.