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Frank Homer Boone


Frank H. Boone, 77, of 50 Biggerstaff Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 1995, at his home. He was the son of the late John Nathan and Nola Sparks Boone. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Spruce Pine, and a retired
foreman with Feldspar Corp. in Connecticut. He was a veteran of World War II where he received the bronze
and silver stars. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Viola Conley McLucas Boone. He is survived by hts wife, Hazel Phillips Boone; stepmother, Nola B.
Boone of Rebels Creek; sisters, Lena Howell Banner of Newdale, Margaret Howell of Kingman, Ariz., Lucille Kimbrell of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, John and Nathan
Boone Jr. of Bakersville, Charles Boone of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Worley Boone of Conover, Howard, Donald and Ronnie Boone of Atlanta, Ga.; stepsister, Jean McLucas Hamer of Florence, S.C.; stepbrothers, Virgil Boone
of Atlanta, Ga., James Boone of Newdale, Dr.John McLucas of Alexandria, Va. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Spruce Pine, with the Revs. Gale Lammey and Olin Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Greenwood Road,
Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 or to Hospice of Mitchell County, 188C Highway 226 South, Bakersville, N.C. 28705.

Awarded Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action on February 3, 1945 in France.Sgt Boone placed his machine gun section in position to cover his company as the men withdrew to stronger positions under a severe counterattack. In the face of intense enemy machine gun and tank fire he selected the fields of fire and accurately directed the fire of his machine guns, checking the enemy advance. Having accomplished his mission, he was moving back to rejoin his company when he heard two soldiers calling for help from a nearby field. Leaving his section in charge of the second in command, he courageously moved across the open terrain. An enemy machine gun opened fire on him, bursting tank shells several times threw him to the ground and shell fragments tore through his equipment, but Sergeant Boone gallantly continued on his mission and made two trips across the 800 yard of fire-swept terrain to carry the wounded soldiers to safety. Entered the Service from Boonford, North Carolina.

John E. Dahlquist
Major General, U. S. Army Commander

Telegram:

To: John Nathan Boone
Box 6,
Boonford, N C
Dear Mr. Boone,It gives me great pleasure to inform you that your son Staff Sargent Frank H Boone has just been awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action. It is a privilege to share the pride and gratification which this award must bring to you. I feel that his actions are a credit to the entire division. It is largely through the efforts of men like him that our division has been able to achieve its splendid record in battle.
Congratulations:
John E. Dahlquist
Major General, U S. Army Commander


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  • Created by: Howard Boone
  • Added: 22 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29991628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Homer Boone (9 Jun 1918–10 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29991628, citing Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Howard Boone (contributor 46884882) .