In Memory of
Army, Technician Fourth Grade
Frank Alden Carr
Rapid City, SD
Pennington County
June 6, 1923 -- July 11, 1944
Killed in a Tank Accident in Wales

Frank Alden Carr  Frank Alden Carr, headstone

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. 

This information 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.