In Memory of U.S. Army Private First Class
Frederick Irving Frenier
Sisseton, South Dakota, Roberts County
September 13, 1946óMarch 27, 1967
Killed in Action in Vietnam
Frederick is the boy in the second row, far left,
with his hand over his mouth
Frederick Irving Frenier was born September 13, 1946, in
Seattle, Washington, to August (Peter) and Nixola Frenier. He
had four brothers: August, Andre, Edward, and Maurice, and four
sisters: Doris, Catherine, Barbara, and Yvonne. When he was a
first grader, he attended rural school near Peever in Roberts
County of South Dakota, with his older brother, Maurice, and his
older sister, Barbara, before returning to finish his schooling
in Seattle; he then worked as a construction roofer in the
Seattle and Los Angeles areas.
Frederick was drafted into the Army in May 1966 in Seattle.
He received his basic training at Fort Ord, California. Private
First Class Frenier was sent overseas November 27, 1966, as a
Private First Class, 1st Infantry Division.
Private First Class Frederick Irving Frenier was killed in
action on March 27, 1967, at the age of 20 years. His body was
returned to the United States and funeral services were held at
the Ascension Presbyterian Church at Big Coulee on the Sisseton
Indian Reservation. He was buried with military honors at the
At the time of his death he was survived by his parents, his
brothers, and his sisters: Doris Lampton, Catherine White,
Barbara Smith, and Yvonne Frenier.
This entry was respectfully submitted by Kayla Garvin, 8th
grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, on
March 30, 2006. Information for this entry was provided by
The Sisseton Courier, Thursday, April 6, 1967, The
Watertown Public Opinion, Friday, April 7, 1967, and Mrs.
Shirley Bassett, Wilmont, Fredís former teacher. P/S/F/A
5/10/06; CC on 5/31/06.