Frank J Bart MOH

b. 15/04/1883 New York. d. 31/03/1961 New Jersey.

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/10/1918 Medeah Ferme, France.

Frank J Bart MOH

Born in New York City, he entered service in Newark, New Jersey in the United States Army during World War I as a Private in Company C, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division. He received the Medal of Honor for bravery near Medeah Ferme, France, on October 3, 1918. He was presented with his Medal of Honor on 9 February 1919 in Chaumont, France by General John J. Pershing. Besides his Medal of Honor, he received a Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart. He has two military grave markers. The original marker was ordered in 1961 and has his date of birth as April 15, 1875, making him age 39 at the start of World War I in 1914.

 

MOH CITATION:

Pvt. Bart, being on duty as a company runner, when the advance was held up by machine gun fire voluntarily picked up an automatic rifle, ran out ahead of the line, and silenced a hostile machine gun nest, killing the German gunners. The advance then continued, and when it was again hindered shortly afterward by another machine gun nest this courageous soldier repeated his bold exploit by putting the second machine gun out of action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FLOWER HILL CEMETERY, NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY.

SECTION 25, LOT 26 & 27, GRAVE 6

LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.

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