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Lieut David Swain Grant

Lieut David Swain Grant

Birth
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 5 Aug 1918 (aged 25)
Saint-Thibaut, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Plot Plot B Row 12 Grave 11
Memorial ID 55947437 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Eric B Stone
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55947437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut David Swain Grant (13 Nov 1892–5 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55947437, citing Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Eric B Stone (contributor 47268178) .