Photograph of J. Reah Hollinger (standing at left)
J. Reah Hollinger (1895-1996)
Born in Lancaster, PA, J. Reah Hollinger 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.
This exhibit features Hollinger's diaries and medical objects from the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation Museum to describe the experience of wartime medical treatment from the point of view of the 111th Ambulance Company. By Danielle Cicchiello.