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.
Service in the US Army from Milwaukee, WI
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
July 7, 1944
at Marianas Islands in the Pacific.
July 7, 1944 at
the age of 30
battalions were attacked by an overwhelming force of between
3,000 and 5,000 Japanese soldiers, the enemy penetrated the
perimeter and inflicted overwhelming casualties. In the first
minutes approximately 30 wounded soldiers walked, crawled or
were carried into Captain Salomon's aid station. As the
perimeter began to be overrun, it became increasingly difficult
for Captain Salomon to work on the wounded. He saw a Japanese
soldier bayoneting a wounded soldier lying near the tent. Firing
from a squatting position, Captain Salomon quickly killed the
enemy soldier. As he turned his attention back to the wounded,
two more Japanese appeared in the front entrance of the tent. As
these enemy soldiers were killed, four more crawled under the
tent walls. Captain Salomon kicked the knife out of the hand of
one, shot another and bayoneted a third. He butted the fourth
enemy in the stomach and a wounded comrade shot and killed the
enemy. Captain Salomon ordered the wounded to make their way
back to the regimental aid station, while he attempted to hold
off the enemy. After four men were killed while manning a
machine gun, Captain Salomon took control of it. When his body
was later found, 98 dead enemy soldiers were piled in front of