Killing of Felix Hall in Georgia in 1941


Case summary

Pvt. Felix Hall, 19, was found dead in 1941 hanging from a tree near the Fort Benning military base in Chattahoochee County, Georgia. Hall was marked absent without leave four weeks before his body was found; he was later listed as a deserter. Although an investigation by military authorities claimed suicide as a possibility of Hall’s death, an F.B.I report supported a finding that Hall had tried to survive the hanging. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


Date of incident: 1941-02-13
Location: Fort Benning, Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Location type: military installation
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