Paul Lowell Frederickson

United States Marine Corps
07 December 1946 - 09 May 1968
Battle Creek, Michigan
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Paul Lowell Frederickson

11 Jun 2007

Paul Frederickson, or "Fred" as I referred to him. Red hair, round, red face, and always the big smile and infectious laugh.

He would give you the shirt off his back, which may be why he's wearing a winter uniform in the summer in California!

We went through radio school, recon training, and jump school together and landed in Danang together on Sept. 16, 1967. The next day he was flown by Caribou to Khe Sanh. I never saw him again. He was killed on May 9th, 1968, just days before his unit left Khe Sanh and moved south to Hill 55, where I was anxiously awaiting his arrival.

I have never forgotten you and never will. Rest in peace my friend, Semper Fi!

From a friend,
Greg Baxter

A Note from The Virtual Wall

1st Bn, 26th Marines was withdrawn from Khe Sanh on 16 April 1968, moving first to Wunder Beach southeast of Quang Tri City for rest and refurbishment. On 07 May the battalion departed Wunder Beach to conduct search and destroy operations on the north bank of the Cam Lo River opposite the Dong Ha Combat Base.

It didn't take long to find the North Vietnamese Army - on 09 May an engagement about 6 kilometers north-northwest of Dong Ha airfield cost the lives of twelve Marines and sailors:

  • D Company:
    • Capt Edward J. Hughes, White Plains, NY
    • LCpl Larry E. Adolf, Omaha, NE
    • LCpl Kurtis N. Chapman, Overland Park, KS
    • LCpl Homer Mitchell, Montgomery, AL
    • LCpl Jack E. Porter, Dayton, OH
    • LCpl Robert P. Sickles, Avon, NY
    • Pfc Eugenio E. Fernandez, Romulus, MI
    • Pfc Edward A. Gillaspy, La Habra, CA
    • Pfc Billy G. Stewart, Swannanoa, NC

  • H&S Company:
    • Cpl Paul L. Frederickson, Battle Creek, MI
    • HM3 Winston G. Parker, Columbus, OH
    • HN Melvin G. Windham, El Paso, TX

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a friend,
Greg Baxter

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Jun 2007
Last updated 01/01/08