Enlisted on May 30, 1944, in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA
Frank Solomon was initially buried at Foy Cemetery at Bastogne, Belgium and reburied in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, E, 13, 5
Father: Isaac Tinsley Solomon
Siblings: Dedrick Solomon and Tinsley Solomon
The Knoxville Journal, February 21, 1945
Pvt. Frank D. Solomon, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. I.T. Solomon of Route 8, was killed in action Feb. 8 with the infantry in Luxembourg, the War Department notified his parents yesterday. His mother received the casualty notice a few hours before a V-Mail letter from Private Solomon dated Feb. 2 – his birthday – arrived; stating “I am taking the war pretty easy today… and will be home soon.”
Private Solomon, a former employe of Black Diamond Coal Co., entered service June 2, 1944 and went overseas in January, 1945. He took his basic training at Camp Robbins, Ark.
Private Solomon has three borthers in service. They are Seaman 2-C Edward Solomon in the Pacific area, Military Policeman James Solomon in the Army hospital in England recovering from wounds suffered Jan. 20 in Belgium, and BM 2-C Alvin C. Solomon in the Atlantic theater. James Solomon was wounded previously in the June 6, 1944, invastion of Normandy. Also surviving in addition to his parents, are two brothers of Knoxville, Deadrick Solomon of 938 Hannah Avenue and Tinsley Solomon Jr. of Route 8.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 2 February 1920
- Date of death: 8 February 1945
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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