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Ernest Graf Frank O'Hara
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  • VFW Post 423 was name in honor of the two men pictured above both who were killed in World War One.
  • Ernest W. Graf, born March 17, 1894 in Karlsruhe, Germany, his family came to  Ann Arbor, MI when Ernest was at an early age.
  • Ernest was studying to be an electrician when he enlisted in the US Army at age 19 on April 20, 1912, having served during the Mexican
  • Border Wars with the Co. B, 29th Infantry he was discharged on April 19, 1915. After returning home once again on the eve of World War
  • One Ernest enlisted in the US Army, having worked his way to the rank of Sergeant while serving with Co. E, 126th Infantry Regiment,
  • 32nd Infantry Division. During the Mesue- Argonne Offensive in France, Ernest W. Graf was killed in action on October 4,1918. Ernest is
  • laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Frank (Frances) Dignan O'Hara, born in Ann Arbor in September, 1897. Frank was raised in Ann Arbor attending St. Thomas High School.
  • Frank enlisted in The US Marine Corps on April 10, 1918. He when to boot camp at Parris Island, SC. Frank was stationed at Ft. Crockett,
  • TX. before going overseas. Frank arrived in France during August, 1918 serving with Co. G, 5th Marine Regiment, he was wounded on
  • November 5, 1918, with a gun shot wound to the right hand. He was hospitalize November 5th to the 8th. Frank then was asigned to the 51st
  • Co., 5th Marine Regiment, 2nd US Army Infantry Division. Frank D. O'Hara was killed in action on November 11, 1918 during the Meuse-
  • Argonne Offensive. He died on the afternoon of the day the Armistice took affect at 11:00 am.
  • Frank D. O'Hara is laid to rest in St. Thomas Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI