Friday, April 29, 2005

Army Capt. Stephen W. Frank

Remember Our Heroes

Army Capt. Stephen W. Frank, 29, of Detroit, Michigan.

Capt Frank died in Diyarah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated as he was conducting a traffic control point inspection. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California.

Capt. Stephen Frank, 29, died April 29th, 2005 while inspecting a truck at a checkpoint 30 miles south of Baghdad in Diyarah, Iraq. The driver detonated a bomb, killing Frank, and his West Point classmate Capt. Ralph John Harting III.

CPT Frank is survived by his wife Laurel and their two year old son Alex.

A joint memorial service was held for Frank and Harting at Fort Irwin. Another service was held for them at West Point on 12 May, where they were buried.

These Classmates were both raised in Detroit, graduated from West Point together, died together, and were buried together.

"Grip hands - though it be from the shadows"
The Corps

CPT Frank's awards include: Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist's Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Army Capt Stephen W. Frank was killed in action on 04/29/05.

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