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 In
October 08, 1933 at Boise,
Service in the US Army from Boise, ID
10, 1953 at the age of 19
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
July 08 - 10, 1953 at Pork
chop Hill, Sokkogae, Korea
Schoonover was in charge of an engineer demolition squad which
was committed to dislodge the enemy from a vital hill. When the
heavy fighting made it impossible to carry out his mission, he
employed his unit as a rifle squad and, forging up the steep
barren slope, participated in the assault on hostile positions.
When an artillery round exploded on the roof of an enemy bunker,
he courageously ran forward and leaped into the position,
killing one enemy and taking another prisoner. Later, when
friendly forces were pinned down by vicious fire from another
bunker, he dashed through the hail of fire, hurled grenades in
the nearest aperture, then ran to the doorway and emptied his
pistol, killing the remainder of the enemy. When the enemy
counterattacked he constantly exposed himself to the heavy
bombardment to direct the fire of his men and to call in an
artillery barrage on hostile forces. Although the company was
relieved early the following morning, he voluntarily remained in
the area, manned a machinegun for several hours, and
subsequently joined another assault on enemy emplacements. When
last seen he was operating an automatic rifle with devastating
effect until mortally wounded by artillery fire.