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Maurice Edward Frock

1899-1918

 
 
Maurice Edward Frock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. Maurice Edward Frock Marker
Inscription. Frock enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1916. During World War I, he served in France with the 5th Marine Regiment. In June, 1918, he was detached from his company to serve at battalion headquarters. Frock earned two silver star medals for heroism. The first was for being among a team of messengers running dispatches across the battlefield at Château-Thierry from June 6 to 10. During the battle of Belleau Wood on June 12, he was delivering an important dispatch through a heavy bombardment of German artillery fire when he was killed in action. His remains were buried on the battlefield. The French Republic awarded Private Frock the Croix de Guerre medal for his valor.
 
Location. 39° 37.942′ N, 77° 43.399′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Mayberry Mobley (here, next to this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (here, next to this marker); Jacob Francis Wheaton
Maurice Edward Frock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Maurice Edward Frock Marker
This marker is the bottommost marker on the fourth panel of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement.
(here, next to this marker); Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (here, next to this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb (here, next to this marker); William Preston Lane, Jr. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Maurice Edward Frock image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. Maurice Edward Frock
Close-up of image on marker
Hagerstown Circle of Achievement image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
4. Hagerstown Circle of Achievement
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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