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.
June 5, 1923 at
North Judson, IN
Service in the US Army from Indianapolis,
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
July 4, 1944 at Castellina, Italy
May 6, 1980 at the
age of 56
defended hill, Private First Class Ono's squad was caught in a
hail of fire from the well-entrenched enemy. PFC Ono opened fire
with his automatic rifle and silenced one machine gun 300
hundred yards to the right front. Advancing through incessant
fire, he killed a sniper, and while his squad leader reorganized
the rest of the platoon he alone defended the critical position.
His weapon was wrenched from his grasp by a burst of enemy fire
as troops attempted to close in on him. Hurling grenades, he
forced the enemy to withdraw, defending the newly won ground
until the rest of the platoon moved forward. Taking a wounded
comrade's rifle, PFC Ono joined in the assault. After killing
two more enemy he boldly ran through withering enemy fire to
render first aid to his platoon leader and a wounded rifleman.
In danger of being encircled, the platoon was ordered to
withdraw. PFC Ono remained in virtually unprotected positions
near the crest of the hill, engaging an enemy machine gun
exchanging fire with snipers. Completely disregarding his own
safety, he made himself the constant target of concentrated
enemy fire until the platoon reached the comparative safety of a
draw. He then descended the hill in stages, firing his rifle,
until he rejoined the platoon.