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MICHAEL ALBERT FRESE


is honored on Panel 10W, Line 113 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 9/5/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    CPL John R. Gmack, CPL Michael A. Frese, and CPL Robert B. Roshon were infantrymen assigned to 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. On May 28, 1970, their company was setting up their night defenses on the north slope of Hill 293 about 12 miles northwest of Djamap Airfield, Cambodia, when they were killed in the explosion of a friendly mine. After an investigation by the company commander, it was determined that automatic ambush mines had been set out as part of a night defensive position by 3rd Platoon about 40 meters from and around an enemy cache site that had been located by friendly forces operating in the area. Later, 2nd Platoon, the Company Command Post, and 1st Platoon moved out in that order from their positions to link up with 3rd Platoon. After this was accomplished, each platoon began placing out trip flares and Claymore mines in front of their positions. Three personnel from 2nd Platoon (Gmack, Frese, and Roshon), moving north from their position to place trip flares, apparently walked into one of the automatic ambushes which had been set up around the cache area. The company commander concluded that the elements moving after dark misjudged the distance they had moved across from the site, triggering the fatal explosion. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Michael is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Quincy,IL.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/25/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Michael Albert Frese, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 2/20/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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  • Salute to a Fellow Veteran

    Posted on 2/5/13 - by Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa King reecejim@yahoo.com

    You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.

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