Frank Warren Sumpter

Frank Warren Sumpter

Age: 18
Branch: USNR
Rank: MoMM3c (T)
Unit(s): NCDU216, UDT15
Station: Naval Combat Demolition Training and Experimental Base, Maui

Fallen on: 18 Feb 1945
Location: Japan
Campaign: Invasion of Iwo Jima

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart and Bronze Star (awarded posthumously)

Hometown: Dayton, OH

MoMM3c Sumpter had taken a group of swimmers to the drop-off area. The boat headed out and he was hit by a sniper’s bullet. MoMM3c Sumpter was the only one to be killed at Iwo Jima in that campaign. All the others from UDT 15 were killed when the USS Blessman was bombed.