Frank J Hollister (1912 - 1979)

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Frank J Hollister
1912 - 1979
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February 12, 1912
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January 5, 1979
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Glen Head, Nassau County, New York 11545
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Frank J Hollister was born on February 12, 1912. He died on January 5, 1979 at age 66. We know that Frank J Hollister had been residing in Glen Head, Nassau County, New York 11545.
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Calverton National Cemetery Section 6 Site 3857 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: LT COL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Frank J Hollister died on January 5, 1979 at 66 years of age. He was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 6 Site 3857, Calverton, New York. He was born on February 12, 1912. We are unaware of information about Frank's surviving family. We know that Frank J Hollister had been residing in Glen Head, Nassau County, New York 11545.

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In 1912, in the year that Frank J Hollister was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1924, at the age of just 12 years old, Frank was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1932, at the age of 20 years old, Frank was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1944, he was 32 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1979, in the year of Frank J Hollister's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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