Frank J. Bart
|Frank J. Bart|
April 15, 1883|
New York City, New York
|Died||March 31, 1961(aged 77)|
|Place of burial||Flower Hill Cemetery
North Bergen, New Jersey
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||9th Infantry, 2nd Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in New York City, he joined the United States Army in Newark, New Jersey, 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.
Medal of Honor 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.
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