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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/20/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Frederick Jay Schwanger, Served with Company A, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Final Mission of CPL Frederick J. Schwanger

    Posted on 12/23/15 - by
    On June 26, 1965 at 0720 hours an M48 Patton tank from A Company, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, plunged into a deep hole in a South Vietnam river with the loss of five U.S. Marines drowned. The accident occurred north of Da Nang, about 2½ miles west of Tuy Loan Bridge, when the tank plunged into a 12-foot drop-off while fording a river. Three other men escaped from the tank, which was leading a column. The tank was later recovered the same day at 1815 hours. The lost Marines included 1LT Robert A. Butz, SGT Arthur B Eustace Jr., CPL Joseph P. Grugan, CPL Frederick J. Schwanger, and CPL George P. Zupancic. A Company members who witnessed this incident noted that 1LT Butz could have easily survived the accident (one marine mentioned he saw Butz on the bank of the river), but lost his life attempting to rescue his fellow tankers. [Taken from and]
  • Fredrick J Schwanger

    Posted on 7/26/15 - by Claude Schwanger
    You are my brother in real life and also my brother . I will always remember holding on to you while riding on the back of your old Indian motorcycle , what we called them back than, getting traps ready and setting trap lines hers a hug for you and one for mom and dad please see that they get them, will always miss you, HAPPY TRAILS UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN
  • Fred Schwanger and Robert Butz

    Posted on 6/26/15 - by Bob Clavan
    Will always remember both of these great men. They died on my birthday and will always be in my heart. True heroes.
  • He gave all.

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Karen
    We think of you often, Freddy, and I wish I would've known you. You will live in the hearts of your family and friends forever!
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The Wall of Faces

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