Corporal Frank Baszynski, son of Frank and Mary (Galinski) Baszynski, was born 08 October 1898 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and lived his entire life in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin until his death on 22 January 1972 at the age of 73. He is buried at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam along with his wife, Ethel, and brother, John.

Frank was inducted into the Army, Company D, 127th Infantry Division, on 17 July 1917 at the age of 18.  He was wounded in action, treated, and released from the Army on 11 February 1919.

His WWI Wound Certificate was rescued on eBay and returned to his son Howard, who also received a Purple Heart in World War II.