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.
December 07, 1916 at Perth Amboy, NJ
Service in the US Army from Perth Amboy, NJ
14, 1944 at the age of 27
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
September 14, 1944 at Valhey, France
Sadowski as a tank commander was advancing with the leading
elements through a severe barrage of enemy fire from the streets
and buildings of the town of Valhey. As his tank advanced it was
struck by a shell from an 88-mm gun fired at a range of 20 yards
and burst into flames. Sergeant Sadowski immediately ordered his
crew to dismount and take cover in the adjoining buildings.
After his crew had dismounted, Sergeant Sadowski discovered that
one member of the crew, the bow gunner, had been unable to leave
the tank. Although the tank was being subjected to a withering
hail of enemy small-arms, bazooka, grenade, and mortar fire from
the streets and from the windows of adjacent buildings, Sergeant
Sadowski unhesitatingly returned to his tank and endeavored to
pry up the bow gunner's hatch. While engaged in this attempt to
rescue his comrade from the burning tank, he was cut down by a
stream of machinegun fire which resulted in his death. The
gallant and noble sacrifice of his life in the aid of his
comrade, undertaken in the face of almost certain death, so
inspired the remainder of the tank crews that they pressed
forward with great ferocity and completely destroyed the enemy
forces in the town without further loss to themselves.