Sollinger, Morris L

Morris L. Sollinger was born in 1920 to William and Martha Sollinger who lived in East Vincent Township, Pennsylvania. Morris was second born of four brothers.

Morris attended Spring City Schools. He became a member of the Spring City Lutheran Church. He found employment with the Sun Ship Company in Chester. 

Morris was inducted into the Army on December 2, 1944. He received training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was sent overseas to the European Theater of Operations with only 17 weeks of training, and assigned to a unit in the Ninth Army.  

Morris participated in combat in Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium. He was wounded in Belgium, hospitalized and after recovering, returned to duty in early 1945.

Private First Class Morris L. Sollinger was Killed In Action on March 2, 1945 in Germany. His mother received the government telegram on March 14th - the same day she received a letter from Morris in which he wrote he was well and not to worry. He also said in the letter that he was mailing his Purple Heart home.


Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC