GREAT FALLS, MT, USA U.S. Army SPC, HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 504TH PIR, 1 BCT, FORT BRAGG, NC BAGHDAD, IRAQ 05/10/2007
At 36, his younger fellow soldiers inevitably called Michael Kevin Frank Grandpa, but he also was valued for his advice. “If anyone ever had personal problems, Frank was always the guy to sit down and talk things over with, said SPC Andrew Baker, his former roommate. A roadside bomb killed Frank, of Great Falls, Montana, May 10th in Baghdad. He was a 1998 graduate of the University of Cincinnati and was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC.
In high school, he ran the 400- and 800-meters for the track team. He also represented his school in the yearly South Dakota Knowledge Bowl twice. After a four-year Army stint, he worked for a large private investigations company and then ran an Italian restaurant. But when the Iraq war started, he began to get restless, and decided that his place was back in the Army.
I’ve got this training, and I’ve got to do my part, he told his father, Timothy. So he enlisted again.
Frank was a master of trivia games and enjoyed playing sports, particularly pickup games of basketball and football.
His mother, Diane, also survives him.