9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Plot A, Row 46, Grave 15
Sgt. Calvin T. Funk entered the service from Oregon and arrived in France on September 19, 1917 where he became a Sergeant in the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division. He declined a higher promotion in order to stay with his company.
Funk wrote a letter to his mother about the trench warfare tactics that were characteristic of WWI. He wrote that he had “gone over the top seven times without a scratch.” On October 3, 1918, Funk’s luck ran out. He was hit in the forehead by a machine gun bullet.
Awards: French Croix de Guerre
Calvin T. Funk is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot A, Row 46, Grave 15.