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Allen Walker



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
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, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Catholic Cemetery

Born:  January 19, 1866 at Patriot, IN

Entered Service in the US Army from Cincinnati, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism December 30, 1891 at Texas

Died:  September 11, 1953 at the age of 87

On December 30, 1891, Private Allen Walker was carrying dispatches in the border areas of Texas when he encountered three well-armed Mexicans he knew to be in league with rebel forces. "These fellows may trifle with the laws of their own country, " he later recalled, "but by God they won't do it with mine." With reckless boldness he confronted the three and demanded their surrender, which was ignored. He then fired on them, wounding one and shooting the horse from another, while putting the third to flight. Searching his two prisoners, he found some papers of extreme importance concerning the Garza rebellion which contained details of a plan for an organized invasion of United States territory. The extreme value of these important papers, upon review by his commanders, earned Private Walker our nation's highest award, the Medal of Honor.



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