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George Merrick Hollister

61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

Michigan

Died:

10/13/1918

Grave Location:

Plot B, Row 44, Grave 24

Upon his arrival in France, 2nd Lt. George M. Hollister was attached to the 137th French Division. In August 1918 Hollister became a Battalion Scout Officer for the 61st Infantry Regiment.

"It is hard to say what the last two weeks have meant to me," he wrote after the a battle near Verdun, “to see all that is finest in life and all that is most damnable. . . Now, with it safely over, life takes on a new glorious splendor. I do not even try to explain to myself why my share seems done, probably it is not...."

Hollister died on October 13, 1918 after being hit by an enemy shell. He died in the arms of one of his close friends.

George Merrick Hollister is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot B, Row 44, Grave 24.