Thank you for your service as a Radio Operator. Happy Advent. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
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Frankyln Germany was born in May of 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Octavius Germany of Dearborn. He, his brother John and his sister Mary grew up in east Dearborn on Oakman Street. Frank attended Fordson High School before leaving school to join the Army in 1966. He finished his education in the Army and was given a diploma from Fordson.
After joining the Army in 1966, Frank did his Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and individual training at Fort Belvoir, Washington. He arrived in Vietnam in October of 1967 and was assigned to the Signal Platoon, 11th Brigade, Americal Division. He served as a Radio Operator.
On July 18, 1968, Franklyn Germany was killed when the truck he was driving overturned. He was 20 years old.
Described as intelligent, mature, and sensitive, Frank had plans to study engineering in college so that he could one day take over his father’s engineering firm.