Roll of Honor

Midshipmen entering the gates of Columbia University, circa 1943.

Francis Nathan Bangs Jr.

  • School: Columbia College
  • Class Year: Summer or Fall 1940
  • War: World War II
  • Date of Death: December 18, 1944

First Lieutenant Francis Nathan Bangs Jr., U.S. Army, twenty-two years old, died of wounds suffered in Belgium, December 18, 1944. He was with a tank destroyer unit of the 3rd Armored Division. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart.

Francis Nathan Bangs Jr.


You were my grandfather's cousin, and we all would love to have known you personally. Your legacy will always be remembered in our family, and I am ensuring that all of our family learns about your side of our family, and your valiant military service for our great country. May God bless you always, sir. We salute you and remember your honor always. Your cousin, Andrew Taylor Call, Esq.

- Andrew Call

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