Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 11A00 – Infantry
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon
Badges: Combat Infantryman‘s Badge, Expert Infantryman‘s Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist‘s Badge, Air Assault Badge
Commission Source: United States Military Academy class of 1998
Date of birth: 4-Apr-1976
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Next of Kin: Married to Laurel Frank. One son; Alexander.
Date of casualty: 29-Apr-2005
Age at death: 29
Cause of death: Hostile Death. Blast And Shrapnel Injuries. Killed when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated as he was conducting a traffic-control-point inspection in Diyarah, Iraq. Two Blackhorse troopers were killed in this incident: Capt. Ralph J. Harting III and Capt. Stephen W. Frank.
Location of fatality: Diyarah, Iraq
Place of interment: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York, USA