Photo of J. Reah Hollinger (left)
Born in Lancaster, PA, J. Reah Hollinger (1895-1996) was a 1913 graduate of Franklin and Marshall Academy and 1917 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
After graduating from Franklin and Marshall, Hollinger enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard and later became a member of the 111th Ambulance Company (consisting of many persons from Lancaster County, PA)
(103rd Sanitary Train, 28th Infantry Division) under the command of Captain Charles P. Stahr (F&M 1897). Hollinger's diaries cover the period January 1, 1918 to June 20, 1919
and give insight into the experiences of an ordinary soldier in WWI as well as WWI medical care.
Transcriptions and additional material by Emily Hawk (F&M 2016) and Danielle Cicchiello (F&M 2017) under the direction of Dr. Louise Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies. Special thanks to the Hollinger Family for permission to use these diaries.
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