Company G4/F2 February 13, 1975 – January 7, 2014
Franklin was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife and three daughters; also by his father, Major Craig Massey (USA Ret.) and his mother, Mrs. Penny Massey, of South Haven, MI. An “Army Brat,” Franklin was born in Germany. He was a 1998 graduate of The US Military Academy, West Point; also a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College. He served as an Infantryman for more than 14 years on active duty and in the National Guard, with two combat tours in Iraq; the latter as Commander, D Company, 1/124 Infantry. Other assignments included Ranger School Instructor, S-3, Operations and Plans Officer at brigade and battalion levels. His awards include the Bronze Star (2nd Award), Combat (& Expert) Infantryman’s Badges, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Wings, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He was employed by TenCate Protective Fabrics as their International Military Market Manager.