Frank Nelson Lewis
Captain, United States Army
Frank Lewis is my great great uncle, and passed down to my family are his Distinguished Service Cross, his dog-tag, and several letters concerning his death and service.
I took great interest in his life, and am trying
to create an extended essay concerning his life during the war and the
offensive that took place. However the information I have is limited, focusing
mostly on what happened after he was badly wounded. I was wondering as
to whether you had any additional information you could send to me concerning
either him, his army division, or any information concerned what his army
division was doing at the time of his death. Any information you could
send me or any websites you could direct me to concerning him or his division
at all would be of great help.
P.S.- I notice that you state on Frank Lewis's
page that you are seeking any additional information concerning Captain
Lewis. If you are interested, after finishing my report I would be happy
to pass it on, including any primary sources or pictures of either the
medals or of Frank Lewis himself that you may want to include on his page.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Nelson Lewis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5 - 6, 1918.
Although severely wounded in both arms and
both legs during the advance of his company on the night of October 5 -
6, Captain Lewis continued in command, and by his bravery and courage contributed
materially to the complete success of the attack.
We are actively seeking additional information
concerning Captain Lewis.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004