Linn County

Pvt. Lawrence H. Franks





Lawrence H. Franks was born Feb. 6, 1921 to Harry Benjamin and Marion Elizabeth “Mary” Huff Franks. He died Sept. 18, 1944 and is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium.

Pvt. Franks served in World War II with the U.S. Army Co. C, 10th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division and was KIA in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.