Frank J. Bart
|Frank J. Bart|
Medal of Honor recipient
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
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 16 (January 22, 1919)
Action Date: 3-Oct-18
Company: Company C
Regiment: 9th Infantry
Division: 2d Division
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Frank J. Bart (ASN: 38512), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 October 1918, while serving with Company C, 9th Infantry, 2d Division, in action at Medeah Ferme, France. Private Bart, being on duty as a company runner, when the advance was held up by machinegun fire voluntarily picked up an automatic rifle, ran out ahead of the line, and silenced a hostile machinegun nest, killing the German gunners. The advance then continued, and when it was again hindered shortly afterward by another machinegun nest this courageous soldier repeated his bold exploit by putting the second machinegun out of action.
Bart's military decorations and awards include:
|1st row||Medal of Honor||Silver Star w/one bronze oak leaf cluster|
|2nd row||Purple Heart||World War I Victory Medal w/one silver service star to denote credit for the Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector battle clasps.||Médaille militaire (French Republic)|
|3rd row||Croix de guerre 1914–1918 w/bronze palm, one silver star and one bronze star (French Republic)||Croce al Merito di Guerra (Italy)||Medal for Military Bravery (Kingdom of Montenegro)|
|Unit Award||French Fourragère - Authorized permanent wear based on three French Croix de Guerre with Palm unit citations awarded the 9th Infantry Regiment for Chateau-Thierry, Aisne-Marne and Meuse-Argonne|
- "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- Office of the Quartermaster General (OQMG) Form 623 "Application for Headstone or Marker" for Frank J. Bart=April 3, 1961. p. Obverse. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- Office of the Quartermaster General (OQMG) Form 623 "Application for Headstone or Marker" for Frank J. Bart=April 3, 1961. p. Reverse. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- Super-Hero Is Recipient Of Many Medals=March 1, 1922. The Houston Post, Houston, Texas. p. 1. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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