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FREDERICK V ARENS JR


is honored on Panel 67E, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/23/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR FIREMAN ARENS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVY FIREMAN. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 7/10/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Late in the evening of May 24, 1968, MA Frederick V. Arens Jr., a crew member of assault support patrol boat (ASPB) 112-1, while proceeding aft of his boat, tripped on a cleat and fell overboard one mile south of Dong Tam. One of his shipmates leaped over the side and attempted to rescue him, but he was unable to keep him afloat in the strong current. An immediate search of the area anchorage failed to find him. MA Arens’ boat was moored alongside of the USS Tom County at the time of the incident. His body was discovered the next day near the Dong tam navy base. [Taken from U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam Monthly Historical Supplement May 1968, p 65]
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  • Uncle

    Posted on 3/13/15 - by Frederic P. Norton JR mithradates6@hotmail.com
    We never met. I was born long after your passing. I know you only from the stories your brothers and mom would tell. Thank you for your sacrifice.
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  • willnever forget him

    Posted on 10/2/14
    I think of fred a lot he and I had some good times in cal
    Then it was off to nam I went off rr13 m131-1 Fred to rr11 on Alfa boat
    Was on the opp the night we lost him to the river
    Will have him in my hart till the day I die
    bob walz Chicopee ma
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  • Never fogotten

    Posted on 2/14/14 - by Terry M. Sater
    I had the pleasure and honor of serving with Freddy. I saw him twenty minutes before he died. He had just come into Dong Tam to visit with me and see my new boat. I will never forget his friendliness and great sense of humor. I don't think a day goes by that I don't think about him.
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