STEVEN R FRESE
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HONORED ON PANEL 44W, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

STEVEN ROBERT FRESE

WALL NAME

STEVEN R FRESE

PANEL / LINE

44W/24

DATE OF BIRTH

11/08/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/11/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WANTAGH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nassau County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVEN ROBERT FRESE
POSTED ON 4.17.2021

Attack on FSB 32 – September 11, 1968

Operation MacArthur was a U.S. Army military operation conducted by the 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam from October 1967 to January 1969. The division was responsible for the defense of the provincial and district capitals that lay along National Highway QL-14, an interprovincial paved road that ran north to south through the middle of the Central Highlands. The general mission was to conduct surveillance and offensive operations along the Cambodian border and destroy North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units within the assigned area of operations. On September 11, 1968, D Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry was at Fire Support Base 32, located three miles west of Ben Het in Kontum Province, RVN. During the early part of the day, FSB 32 received nine rounds of possible 120mm mortar fire. In the afternoon, between 3:05 PM and 4:30 PM, forty-six more rounds of 120mm mortar fire were received, resulting in one American killed, infantryman PFC Steven R. Frese; one other person was wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Lessons Learned, Operational Report of the 4th Infantry Division for the period ending 31 October 1968” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 10.17.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Steven Frese,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Mark P Bialkoski

A neighbor

I was much younger than Steve who lived a few houses away. I always looked up to him, he was a role model in the neighborhood. I remember him leaving to go overseas and thinking how great it will be to hear his stories. When I heard about his death I was greatly saddened because America lost someone who was destined to do wonderful things. I am a much better person today because of Steve. I thank him and his family for touching my life and him giving up his.

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POSTED ON 9.11.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you PFC Frese for your courage in dangerous times, in a far and dangerous place.
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POSTED ON 9.14.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Steven Robert 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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