A Soldier's Story: Second Lieutenant Cyrus Garnsey III


Second Lieutenant Cyrus Garnsey III was born on October 8, 1896, in Independence Missouri. He enlisted in the US Army in November 1917 and trained in communications.  He deployed to France on January 15, 1918, with the 7th Field Artillery as their communications officer.

Second Lieutenant Garnsey was cited for gallantry in June 1918, after he carried a wounded man to safety while their position was under fire.

On October 1, 1918, while at his post near Very France, his position came under fire and he was killed during the attack.  Second Lieutenant Garnsey was first buried in Argonne American Cemetery but was repatriated and now rests at Arlington National Cemetery.