Oct 102011
 

SSG Johnson Francis Frank

Birth: Mar. 21, 1930 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Feb. 26, 1966, Vietnam. SSG Johnson Francis Frank, Vietnam Veteran, native of Charlotte, NC was 35 years old and was married. It was reported that Johnson died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. On 26 Feb 1966, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, “The Rock”, lost 12 men in action west of Bien Hoa air base: SSG Johnson Francis Frank was one of those Soldiers killed in action.

He was husband of Mrs. Gladys S. Frank of Fayetteville, NC. He served with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, “The Rock”, 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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