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.
May 19, 1925 at Louisville, KY
Service in the US Army from Louisville, KY
23, 1944 at the age of 19
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War
II For heroism April 23 & 24, 1944 at Padiglione,
which burst close to him in his first combat action, Private
First Class Squires made his way 50 yards forward, noted the
situation, reconnoitered a new route of advance and informed his
platoon leader of casualties sustained and the alternate route.
He rounded up stragglers, organized a group of lost men into a
squad and led them forward. When the platoon reached Spaccasassi
Creek PFC Squires, knowing that almost all of the
noncommissioned officers were casualties, placed eight men in
position which covered the creek draw. When his platoon had been
reduced to 14 men, he brought up reinforcements twice. Three
times in the early morning the outpost was counterattacked. Each
time PFC Squires ignored withering enemy fire and grenades and
fired hundreds of rounds at the enemy, inflicting numerous
casualties. Following these fights, he moved 50 yards to the
south and engaged 21 German soldiers in individual machinegun
duels at point-blank range, forcing all to surrender and
capturing 13 Spandau guns. The next night when the Germans
attacked the outpost again he killed three and wounded more
Germans with captured potato-masher grenades and fire from his
Spandau gun. Private First Class Squires was killed in a