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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Drafted into the Infantry..Killed in Action...with 151 other Troopers Nov. 1965..HE isNOT Forgotten

    Posted on 5/20/18 - by Isabel
    Frederick Charles Heriaud
    Private First Class

    Home of Record: Oswego, Illinois
    Date of birth: Saturday, 12/04/1943

    Service: Army (Selective Service)
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    ID No: 55796666
    MOS: 11B10 Infantryman
    LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
    Unit: D CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV

    Start Tour: Monday, 08/16/1965
    Cas Date: Wednesday, 11/17/1965
    Age at Loss: 21
    Remains: Body Recovered
    Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam
    Type: Hostile, Died
    Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty
  • Read the quote below from one of Freddie's next of says It ALL

    Posted on 5/20/18 - by Isabel Bermudez
    Freddy was my uncle. I never had the pleasure to have known him, but I couldn't be more proud of the dedication and commitment that he showed by giving his life for our country.
    Fred was the 5th of 14 children, and he didn't get the chance to see how wonderful his family has turned out to be, but he will always be in our hearts.

    Each Memorial Day we do our best to honor his memory, but we'll never be able to make up for our loss. Fred was destined for greatness, but his life was cut short. He was loved by all. It's been almost 40 years since his death, and there are still tears of sadness that are shed when his name is spoken.

    He died almost 7 years before my birth, but he is still my uncle. I never met him, but I will always remember him.

    Thank you to all that have fought for our country, and for those who continue to fight for our freedom.
  • KIA with 151 other Troopers in Ambush at LZ Albany in Ia Drang Valley

    Posted on 5/20/18 - by K
    Freddie was drafted and assigned to the Infantry ...and died fighting on Nov. 17, 1965...with 151 other Troopers....
    He gave All he had...
    God Bless You Freddie
    And All who died with you on that Day of Destiny
    Rest with Angels in Heaven
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Frederick Charles Heriaud, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/15/08 - by Robert Sage
    Frederick is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park, Oswego, IL.
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