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
July 20, 1931 at Buena Vista, GA
Service in the US Army from Georgia
01, 1950 at the age of 19
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism
September 01, 1950 at Agok, Korea
Private First Class Story's
company beat off several banzai attacks but was bypassed and in
danger of being cut off and surrounded. PFC Story was heavily
engaged in stopping the early attacks and had just moved his
squad to a position overlooking the Naktong River when he saw a
large group of the enemy crossing the river to attack Company A.
Seizing a machinegun from his wounded gunner he placed deadly
fire on the hostile column killing or wounding an estimated 100
enemy soldiers. Facing encirclement the company commander
ordered a withdrawal. During the move PFC Story noticed the
approach of an enemy truck loaded with troops. Alerting his
comrades to take cover he stood in the middle of the road
throwing grenades into the truck. Out of grenades he crawled to
his squad, gathered up additional grenades and again attacked
the vehicle. The company was attacked as it withdrew and was
forced to deploy in a rice field. PFC Story was wounded in this
action, but, disregarding his wounds, rallied the men about him
and repelled the attack. Realizing that his wounds would hamper
his comrades he refused to retire to the next position but
remained to cover the company's withdrawal. When last seen he
was firing every weapon available and fighting off another