Franklin Thorley Hollinger (1925-1945)

Franklin Thorley Hollinger (1925-1945)

Franklin Hollinger was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1925. He grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania where he was an outstanding student at the local high school, excelling in chemistry, the orchestra, and chess.

Hollinger entered Dickinson College in nearby Carlisle for the winter session in January 1943, taking the scientific course; his ambition was to be a chemist. He left the College soon after for the armed services.

He went overseas in September, 1944 with Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Division. He was reported missing in action during the Battle of the Bulge, having been captured on December 20, 1944. A year later his parents were informed that he had died in a German prisoner of war camp on March 3, 1945, three weeks before his twentieth birthday.

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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