FREDRICK P GILLEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

FREDRICK PAUL GILLEN

WALL NAME

FREDRICK P GILLEN

PANEL / LINE

19W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

04/11/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CLAIRTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegheny County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FREDRICK PAUL GILLEN
POSTED ON 4.11.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Fredrick Paul Gillen, Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.11.2019
POSTED BY: Chuck Gillen

My brother

Fifty years ago to the date and hour, as I type this, my brother Fred was killed in a fire fight at LZ Becky. This was not a place he wanted to be nor a war he wanted to fight but he did with courage and dignity. Not a week has gone by in fifty years that I don't think of him in some way. Seeing a maroon GTO, watching shows restoring 60's cars, and working on my own cars, all remind me of his passions and talents I fondly remember. What he could have been and what our family could have been with him god only knows. I can only hope that I've grown to be a small part of the person he was or could of been. I think of the friends and other heroes he served with. Tom Holgerson and Jim Dewar (KIA). They were his brothers who went to school together and enlisted together. God bless you all. It's been a long time Fred! The days coming when I hope we'll be a family again. Maybe we can work on some cars together brother.
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POSTED ON 12.16.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Fredrick Gillen,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Merry Christmas. 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 8.12.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2018

Ground Casualty

On August 12, 1969, Communist forces shelled and launched ground attacks throughout South Vietnam in the heaviest outbreak of enemy-initiated action in three months. At least sixteen Allied camps were hit. About 20 miles west of An Loc, North Vietnamese Army troops tried to overpower the 1st Cavalry Division’s LZ Becky for the second day in a row. A 50-minute fight, seven miles southeast of Katum, left 59 NVA dead. Sixteen Americans were killed in the engagement and 36 others were wounded. The lost U.S. personnel included SSGT Samuel Abrams Jr., PFC Greg A. Barker, SP4 Bobby L. Bevard, SGT Thomas W. Carrington, SP4 Fredrick P. Gillen, SP5 Jeremiah M. Hayes Jr., PFC Gary L. Hoskins, PFC Kenney E. Lassiter, SGT Harold G. Miles, SP5 George R. Platter, PFC Garry G. Smith, SSGT George E. Snyder, CPT Donald H. White, SP4 Marion L. Zipp, and CPL Richard J. Zisko. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Pacific Stars & Stripes, August 14, 1969]
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