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BART, FRANK

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Pvt. Bart, being on duty as a company runner, when the advance was held up by machine-gun fire voluntarily picked up an automatic rifle, ran out ahead of the line, and silenced a hostile machine-gun nest, killing the German gunners. The advance then continued, and when it was again hindered shortly afterward by another machine-gun nest this courageous soldier repeated his bold exploit by putting the second machine gun out of action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company C, 9th Infantry, 2d Division

Conflict

Year of honor

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World War One 1918 New York, New York

Citation

Pvt. Bart, being on duty as a company runner, when the advance was held up by machine-gun fire voluntarily picked up an automatic rifle, ran out ahead of the line, and silenced a hostile machine-gun nest, killing the German gunners. The advance then continued, and when it was again hindered shortly afterward by another machine-gun nest this courageous soldier repeated his bold exploit by putting the second machine gun out of action.