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Calvin T. Funk

9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

Oregon

Died:

10/3/1918

Grave Location:

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.