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Citadel News Service
1 Dec 2008

Class of 2004 grad killed in action

Updated 11 December 2008

Marine Capt. Warren A. Frank, Citadel Class of 2004, was killed in action while distributing humanitarian aid in the Ninewa province of Iraq Nov. 25.

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A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Frank, 26, was assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liasion Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. 

At The Citadel, he majored in political science and was a member of Bravo Company.  As a junior he was the first battalion supply sergeant and as a senior he was Charlie Company commander.

“He was a very mature cadet,” said Maj. Greg Speaker, a TAC officer.  “He never came to me with a problem that he did not have a possible solution to.  He was immensely respected by his classmates.  This is a real loss.”

Frank is survived by his wife Allison and two young daughters, Sophia Lynn and Isabelle Grace, who live in Okinawa.  He is also survived by his parents, Warren and Rebecca Frank and a sister, Sara, who reside in the Cincinnati area. He is the grandson of Warren S. and Pauline C. Frank of Parkersburg, W.V.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8, 2009, at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.

Frank will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2009 at the Fort Myer Post Chapel. Those attending should plan to arrive half an hour before the start of the service.  A reception is planned afterward at Fort Myer Officer's Club.

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