COLONEL FRANK W. SMITH, WORLD WAR HERO, DIES
NEW YORK, New York, November 22, 1936 – Colonel Frank W. Smith, 60, a World War veteran who was associated with the late General Leonard Wood in organizing the Officers Training School at Plattsburg, New York, died at his home here last night of a heart ailment.
Colonel Smith served as Assistant Chief of Staff of the 89th Division in the World War and was wounded in the St. Mihiel Offensive. He was decorated by this country and France. When hostilities ceased, he represented the United States in Russia in a military capacity.
After retiring from the Army he engaged in the stock brokerage business here.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to the National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.
SMITH, FRANK WILBUR
LT COL QMC USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/02/1876
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/21/1936
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 4928
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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