John B. Care (1915-1946)

John B. Care, 1936

John Care was born in Linglestown, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1915. He attended high school in Lower Paxton and entered Dickinson College with the class of 1936. His ambition was to become a teacher; he had practiced teaching at Boiling Springs High School. After graduation, however, he was mostly employed as a clerk, first with the U.S. Treasury and then with the Pennsylvania Supply Company.

Care enlisted in the Army in April, 1942 and became an officer that November; he was sent to Europe in late 1944. He served in Europe with the advance as a member of the 468th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion attached to the Ninth and Third Armies.

On February 10, 1946, while serving with the Army of Occupation in Austria, John Care died of gunshot wounds.

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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