Frank S. Monk

WII Commander

39th Troop Carrier Squadron

March 1, 1920

March 2, 2007

Frank Scarborough Monk, Jr

Mr. Frank Scarborough Monk, Jr" 87, of Columbus" Ga., died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 2, 2007.

A private interment was held at Parkhill Cemetery on Saturday, March 3, with Dr. Jimmy Elder officiating.

Mr. Monk was born on March 1, 1920, in McLendon, Ala', the son of Frank Scarborough Monk and Myrtle McLendon Monk. He attended Columbus public schools and graduated from Columbus High School in 1937. He attended Clemson University until he volunteered for duty in the Army Air Corps. After earning his wings, Mr. Monk was deployed to the southwest Pacific where he was assigned to the Troop Carrier Command as a C-47 pilot. There he began a distinguished war record, which included piloting 126 combat missions in over 26 months of overseas service to his country. During the performance of his war duty, he rose to the rank of Major and commander of the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron. Foremost among the many medals Mr. Monk earned was the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After the war's conclusion, he continued his military service as an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Upon ending his active military duty Mr. Monk completed his education at Auburn University graduating with a degree in textile engineering. While at Auburn University he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation, Mr. Monk joined Swift Spinning Mills where he retired after 40 years of dedicated service as Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Monk was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus, a former member of the Downtown Columbus Rotary Club, and a former member of the Columbus Country Club and the Green Island Country Club. Mr. Monk, who was highly regarded for his honesty and integrity, will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of him.

Mr. Monk is survived by his wife, Jean Hardin Monk, and daughter, Ann Monk Crawford (Glenn); his four granddaughters, Elizabeth Scarbrough Binns Henley (Michael), Sarah Ann Crawford, Rebecca Glenn Crawford, Jeanette Monk Crawford; and by his great grandchild, Michael Nebinger Henley, Jr. Mr. Monk was predeceased by his only grandson, Davis Binns, and a brother, James Melvin Monk.




Frank S. Monk flew jets after WWII in the Air Force Reserves