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Douglas McArthur Franklin

Sergeant, Army

Born: May 5, 1944
Hometown: Lexington
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: August 1, 1967
Died In: South Vietnam
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

SGT Franklin served with the the 101st Military Police Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division. He attended Lylburn Downing High School in Lexington, where he was quarterback for the football team for 3 years, captain of the basketball team, and a member of the baseball team. He enlisted in the Army in June 1963 and completed airborne training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Military Police School at Ft. Gordon, Georgia.

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