Benjamin Franklin Forgach (1921-1944)

Benjamin Franklin Forgach

Benjamin Forgach was born in May 1921 in Yeagertown, Pennsylvania and graduated from high school there in 1938. That fall he entered Dickinson College with the class of 1942 but withdrew after one semester. He re-entered the following year but withdrew again in June 1940. While at the College he was a football player and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Forgach enlisted in September 1942, and trained as an infantry officer at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was an instructor for some time, but left for Europe in April 1944. His unit, Company A, 330th Infantry, 83rd Division, participated in the Normandy campaign and on August 6, 1944, Forgach was killed in action in western France.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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