The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BART, FRANK J.
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army,
Company C, 9th Infantry, 2d Division. Place and Date: Near Medeah Ferme, France, 3
October 1918. Entered Service At: Newark, N.J. Birth: New York, N.Y. G.
O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Pvt. Bart, being on duty as a company runner, when the advance was held up by machinegun
fire voluntarily picked up an automatic rifle, ran out ahead of the line, and silenced a
hostile machinegun nest, killing the German gunners. The advance then continued, and when
it was again hindered shortly afterward by another machinegun nest this courageous soldier
repeated his bold exploit by putting the second machinegun out of action.