When south-central Pennsylvania was home to World War II prisoners of war

It was 1942, and America was facing a two-front war.

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The immense war machine run by America and its World War II allies demanded an inland military depot in Pennsylvania.

So work began to acquire land northeast of Chambersburg. That meant claiming farms. As we shall see, those vacant Franklin County farmsteads that became Letterkenny Army Depot would not go to waste.



a person sitting in a room: Col. Paul E. Cullinane Jr. was assigned to Letterkenny Army Depot at one point in his military career and after retirement gives tours of the Letterkenny Chapel and nearby Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park. The chapel’s chancel is seen in the background.


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Col. Paul E. Cullinane Jr. was assigned to Letterkenny Army Depot at one point in his military career and after retirement gives tours of the Letterkenny Chapel and nearby Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park. The chapel’s chancel is seen in the background.

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