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Lieut David Swain Grant
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1892
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1918
Saint-Thibaut
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France

Father: James S. Grant
Mother: Louise (Swain) Clayton

Second Lieutenant, Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, US Army. Entered the service from North Carolina. Traveled to Europe in 1915 to serve as a volunteer with the Red Cross, then joined the Army when the US entered the war. Killed in action. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre. From his DSC citation: "For extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F., at St. Thibault, France, 5 August 1918. While leading his platoon in an attack upon the enemy's fortified position, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, Lieutenant Grant advanced steadily at the head of his platoon through severe m-g and artillery fire, thereby being an inspiration to his men. When the order was given to continue the advance in small detachments, Lieutenant Grant led the first of these against the enemy's fire until he fell mortally wounded. Although he realized the seriousness of his wound, he refused to be cared for and directed the disposition of his platoon until he made the supreme sacrifice."

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 Parents:
  Louise Swain Clayton (1867 - 1947)
 
 Sibling:
  David Swain Grant (1892 - 1918)
  Louise Clayton Dinkins (1904 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered service from North Carolina
 
Burial:
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial
Belleau
Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Plot B Row 12 Grave 11
 
Maintained by: Eric B Stone
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
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Lieut David Swain Grant
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Lieut David Swain Grant
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Lieut David Swain Grant
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- Trisha W.
 Added: Jun. 23, 2009

- Trisha W.
 Added: Jun. 23, 2009
 
 
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