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TAYLOR - Frank Curtis Taylor, 60, resident of Albuquerque for 14 years, died Wednesday in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Taylor of the home; one son, Dana Taylor of Albuquerque; his mother, Gertrude Taylor of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Charles and James Taylor, both of Orange City, Fla. and Dale Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz, and one sister, Charlene Black of Denver, Colo. He was a member of the VFW. Arrangements will be announced by French Mortuary, 1111 University NE.

[Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM, 20 Oct 1977, Thu, Page 84]

TAYLOR - Services for Frank Curtis Taylor will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel in the Garden of French Mortuary, 1111 University NE, with Calvin Beach officiating. Interment will be in Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE. Escorts will be in Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE. Escorts will be Jack Baxter, Dave Brelo, Leonard Caldwell, Bill Carpenter, Larry Davis and Frank Ruvalo.

[Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM, 21 Oct 1977, Fri, Page 58]

TAYLOR Frank C. Taylor, 60, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Decatur, died 7:40 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 19, 1977) in Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque.
   Funeral services were held Oct. 21 In French Funeral Home, Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Taylor was born in Decatur, son of Curtis and Gertrude Taylor. He was an employee of the Wabash Railroad tor 25 years before retiring in 19t3. He was a member of the VFW. Albuquerque, N.M.
   Surviving are his wife. Eileen, son, Dana of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother of Denver; brothers. Charles and James, both of Orange City. Fla.; Dale of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Charlene Black of Denver.

[The Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 04 Nov 1977, Fri, Page 20]


[courtesy of Dan McKinney

Grave marker for Frank C. Taylor in Masonic Section, Sandia Memory Gardens, Albuquerque (Bernalillo county), New Mexico.


Frank registered for the draft in Decatur, Macon, IL on 16 October 1940 and was inducted into the Army at Peoria, IL just 10 days later.

Pvt Taylor was transferred to Company A, 508th PIR on 2 November 1942.

Sgt Taylor was awarded the Silver Star for single-handedly destroying an enemy tank on 13 June 1944.

Within the next year he had been promoted to SSgt and then on promoted to 1st Sgt on 31 August 1944

1st Sgt Taylor was wounded in action in Holland on 18 September 1944

He was discharged on 12 October 1945.

His military decorations include the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge  and Bronze Service Arrowhead device, both awarded for participation in Normandy assault.