Francis Lupo was born in Cincinnati, Ohio back in 1895. While I don’t know anything about his childhood I can tell you something interesting about him. He was drafted during World War I in October of 1917. His education was limited because he only made it to the fifth-grade. Arriving in France in 1918, assigned to the 18th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division.
On July 20 1918 his battalion took part in a French-led attack on a German-help position near Soissons. He was killed in action and hastily buried on the battlefield with another U.S. soldier. In 2003, a French archaeologist discovered the remains of both soldiers. He was repatriated and buried with full honor at Arlington National Cemetery in 2006. He holds the record for being the longest known period of any soldier missing in action. The remains of the other soldier buried with him remains unknown.
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