SSgt. Frank T. Carvill
Hometown: Carlstadt, New Jersey, U.S.
Age: 51 years old
Died: June 4, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army National Guard, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Army National Guard, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Birth: Dec. 11, 1952
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 2004
The city of Baghdad is very interesting. Without this little war, it would be fun to cruise around town. Maybe I'm still a naive liberal, but I don't feel paranoid here, at least during the day. The city itself is busy and very oriented towards business. There are stores everywhere. Thousands of tiny shops selling everything."
-Frank Carvill, taken from LIFE's book Last Letters Home
Killed in active service, Army Sergeant Frank Carvill survived both World Trade Center bombings and was a beloved surrogate father to his two young nephews, who lost their own father to cancer. His sister, Peggy Carvill Liguori, shares memories of her brother and the time he spent with their nephews.
Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: SECTION O1 SITE 740
Representative Rothman's Bill Renaming Carlstadt Post Office in Honor of Two Fallen New Jersey Iraq War Heroes Becomes Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 7, 2011
office: (202) 225-5061
cell: (202) 905-6361
Washington, DC – On January 4, 2011, the bill (H.R. 5133) to honor two fallen New Jersey war heroes, introduced by Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), was signed into law by President Obama. This law renames the post office in Carlstadt, NJ in honor of the memory of Army Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Marine Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz, both of whom were residents of Carlstadt and died in the Iraq war.
“Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz paid the ultimate price for the people of the United States and Iraq. This post office will stand as a testament to their bravery and sacrifice,” said Rep. Rothman. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to play a role in honoring these heroes in this way.”
On June 4, 2004, Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill was killed when his Humvee was ambushed in Baghdad’s Sadr City district. Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz was killed by a sniper in Al Anbar province on November 27, 2006.
The entire New Jersey Congressional delegation joined Rep. Rothman as cosponsors of H.R. 5133. The legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 409 - 0 on June 9, 2010 and cleared the Senate by unanimous consent on Dec 16, 201