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.
August 23, 1923 at Troy, NC
Service in the US Army from Troy, NC
21, 1944 at the age of 21
Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism
December 20 & 21, 1944 at Dom Butgenbach,
Warner was a major factor in stopping enemy tanks during heavy
attacks against the battalion position near Dom Butgenbach,
Belgium. In the first attack, launched in the early morning,
enemy tanks succeeded in penetrating parts of the line. Corporal
Warner, disregarding the concentrated cannon and machinegun fire
from two tanks bearing down on him, and ignoring the imminent
danger of being overrun by the infantry moving under tank cover,
destroyed the first tank and scored a direct and deadly hit upon
the second. A third tank approached within five yards of his
position while he was attempting to clear a jammed breach lock.
Jumping from his gun pit, he engaged in a pistol duel with the
tank commander standing in the turret, killing him and forcing
the tank to withdraw. Following a day and night during which our
forces were subjected to constant shelling, mortar barrages, and
numerous unsuccessful infantry attacks, the enemy struck in
great force the next morning. Seeing a Mark IV tank looming out
of the mist and heading toward his position, Corporal Warner
scored a direct hit. Disregarding his injuries, he endeavored to
finish the loading and again fire at the tank whose motor was
now aflame, when a second machinegun burst killed him.