BART, FRANK J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company C, 9th Infantry, 2d Division.

Place and date: Near Medeah Ferme, France, 3 October 1918.

Entered service at: Newark, N.J. Birth: New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

Citation: Pvt. 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)