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Frank B. Carpenter

307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division.

Corporal, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

New York

Died:

10/5/1918

Grave Location:

Plot E, Row 29, Grave 22

Cpl. Frank B. Carpenter died while directing fire against enemy machine guns during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

The 307th Infantry Regiment moved against reformed enemy lines in order to help the “Lost Battalion” that was trapped behind them. Ordering his squad to take cover, Carpenter, as reported in his Distinguished Service Cross citation, “drew the sniper’s attention to himself by fire from his rifle. His gallant efforts prevented heavy casualties among his squad, but he himself was killed.”

Awards: Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross

Frank B. Carpenter is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot E, Row 29, Grave 22.