MELVIN J FREISE
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

MELVIN JOHN FREISE

WALL NAME

MELVIN J FREISE

PANEL / LINE

26W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

04/13/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

VENICE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Madison County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MELVIN JOHN FREISE
POSTED ON 1.14.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you PFC Melvin John Freise

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Melvin John Freise, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you PFC Melvin John Freise, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 8.30.2002
POSTED BY: Roger Peach

Too Great A Price for Vietnam

He had one of the weirdest basketball shots I've ever seen. He'd bring the ball up two-handed from straight in front of his waist to shoot. Odd. Good with his hands, he made a great backboard(s) for his alley shed. I remember his talking about enlisting, maybe getting a little money together and get into college. I'd started writing a letter to him while at SIU-C. It was still in the notebook when a cousin asked if I'd known the young, Venice Marine whose name was in the DuQuoin Evening Call's list of casualties. For what? I've never quit asking that question.
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