“Though severly wounded and disabled, he gallantly refused to permit his men to
endanger their lives further in taking him at once to the first aid station, instead
bravely saying, ‘ Never mind me, boys, go ahead.’”
Second Lieutenant Frank H. Taylor, previously a member of the National Guard, enlisted
on August 1, 1917. He was sent to Camp Lewis, Camp Greene, and Camp Mills for training.
Taylor was assigned Second Lieutenant to Company L of the 161st Infantry and sent
to France in December of 1917.
He was wounded by machine gun fire while overtaking a German stronghold during the
Meuse-Argonne offensive. Second Lieutenant Taylor continued on and was wounded again,
dying before reaching the hospital on October 12, 1918.