Iowa State Memorial Union

Frank Stewart - Sergeant

Rank: Sergeant
Date Of Birth: : Jul 28, 1924
Date Of Death: Nov 22, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Packwood, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)

Biography

Year at ISU: 1945

Sergeant Frank Eugene Stewart was born in Boone, Iowa and later lived in Packwood, Iowa. His parents were George H. Stewart and Calista A. Clark.

Frank entered service on April 6, 1943 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He made sergeant July 1944 and served with Company F, 104th Infantry with General Patton's 3rd Army in France.

Frank died near Albestroff, France. His awards include the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation.

His father wrote a letter to Alumni Association, dated September 6, 1945:

"Dear Mr. Barron,

I am giving a little additional information on Frank Eugene Stewart's military record. He went from Camp Dodge to Camp Mackhall in North Carolina in April 1943 for his basic training in airforce artillery. I am unable to give his Company, Regiment, and Division as my sister destroyed all his letters written from that camp sometime ago. He worked up to corporal before completing his basic training. In August he went to the The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina for his A.S.T.P. tests. He was assigned to the Advanced Civil Engineering Course and Howard University. After six months of good work at Howard, he was taken out of school and placed in the infantry. W.F. 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th or 'Yankee Division.' He was reduced to a buck private when placed in the infantry. He was sent to Camp Forest in Tennessee for about two weeks of maneuver. He then went to Ft. Jackon South Carolina for his basic training in the infantry sometime in April. He was soon advanced to private, first class, and then took a test for a corporal rating but was made a sergeant instead. He arrived at Cherbourg, France early in Sept. 1944 and went into the fox holes at the front October 8th.

He was killed Nov. 22nd near Alberstroff France in the province of Touraine. He is buried in a U.S. Military Cemetery at Giniey France.

Sincerly, George H. Stewart."

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