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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 church cemetery.

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.


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