In Memory of
Army, Technician Fourth Grade
Frank Alden Carr
Rapid City, SD
June 6, 1923 -- July 11, 1944
Killed in a Tank Accident in Wales
Frank Alden Carr was born in Custer, SD, on June 6, 1923.
He was born to Floyd and Anne Carr. He had a brother named Lewis whom he was
always devoted to. His hometown was Rapid City, SD. He went to Rapid City
Central High School and graduated in 1943.He worked in the Bean Bag Market
before he entered the service. Frank was a good student who worked hard at
anything he attempted to do.
Frank entered active
service at Fort Crook, Nebraska in 1943. After being trained, he was assigned to
a tank unit and sent overseas on April 22, 1944, as part of the 738 Tank
Battalion, 9th Armored Division.
Frank Carr died in Wales on July 11, 1944, in a tank
accident. After the war, his remains were returned to the United States, and he
was reburied at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Immediate family survivors at the time of Frankís death
were his mother, Anna Carr, and one brother, Lewis Carr. Today his only
surviving relative is his cousin, Judy Gensler.
was respectfully submitted by Alex Whitesell and Addison Den Hartog, 8th
grade, St. Elizabeth Seton School, Rapid City, SD, March 27, 2002. Judy Gensler
provided information for this entry, and has our gratitude. Additional
information was obtained through an application for a SD veteranís bonus payment
and a newspaper clipping.