Harold Frank documentary debuts Sept. 24

Published 9:28 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Harold Frank Documentary titled: “From B.A.R. to P.O.W. The Harold Frank Story WWII European Theatre” will debut in Mocksville on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mocksville First Baptist Church new CORE building.

The Forks of the Yadkin and Davie County History Museum produced the documentary over the summer bringing in World War II footage from around the world to help document the astounding experience which the Davie County Enterprise Record first brought to attention last year in the article “To Hell and Back. “

FYDCHM Board President, Lenoir Rhyne Professor and Historian Mark Hager interviewed Harold Frank afterward and found that Harold Frank’s story as a BAR Rifleman at Utah Beach (D Day) and subsequent battle experience in the Cotentin Peninsula to include battles at Cherbourg, Gourbsville and  Beau Coudray, the latter resulting in Frank’s wounding, capture  and POW status in Stalag IVB, Dresden all had one thing in common – a deep faith-driven desire to stay alive instilled from a Lutheran farming family living here in North Carolina during the Great Depression.

“Harold Frank’s unique will to live is both heart wrenching and a lesson for future generations as well as a deep respect for soldiers that continually display valor and devotion against all odds securing freedom and liberty,” Hager said.

The debut is open to the public and afterward Hager and Frank will take to the stage for a Q and A.