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Warnock, Frank

Date of death:
January 18th, 1945 (Belgium)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory" (Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory" U.S.Army)
Second Lieutenant Frank Warnock, (0-1322108) Infantry, while serving with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against the enemy. On 8 July 1944, an attack near Pont de St Fromond, France, was halted by intense enemy machine-gun fire. Lieutenant Warnock, a platoon leader, was advancing alone toward the enemy positions when he observed a column of enemy troops. Opening fire with his carabine, he killed or wounded six of them. Later, he continued his advance toward the two enemy machine-gun positions, hurled two hand grenades into one of them, killing and wouding the occupants. Advancing on the other position, he threw his remaining grenade and charged, killing the entire enemy force. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Lieutenant Warnock reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Awarded posthumously.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945).
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"

This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leaf to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Purple Heart

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