FRANKLIN L. FLANDERS

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

Frank was born on January 16, 1921, in Lewiston, Maine, and was raised with one older sister. Frank and his family moved to New Hampshire when he was 8 years old and moved back when he was 10 years old. Frank had to get done school at an early age to help out his father with his saw mill.

Frank worked in the saw mill until he went into the Army in October 1944. He worked doing the demolition and had his own crew of four men and four women. Frank served in Japan during World War II and achieved the rank of Private First Class. He received the WWII Victory medal, Good Conduct medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, Army of Occupation, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Frank was honorable discharged on Oct. 26, 1946.

Frank got married in 1940 to Florence Green and they have three children and three great-grandchildren. Every summer they would travel to Florida.

Frank owned and worked in two saw mills that his dad had owned for many years and then finally sold them and went to work for PH Chadborne. He worked for PH Chadborne for about 29 years then went to work in Livermore Falls for Isaacson running a saw mill on Bailey’s Island for about a year. He then went to work for Bolton Scribner running a saw mill in Bridgton. Frank also worked for David Everett doing road construction and driving trucks that lasted for about a year.

Frank liked to do woodworking and make many things out of wood.

Frank likes to listen to music and socialize with the other residents and visitors here at the home.

Frank came to the Maine Veterans’ Home in June 2014 and resides on the Residential Care unit.

Thank you, Frank for your service.


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