FREDERICK W BALDAUF
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

FREDERICK WILLIAM BALDAUF

WALL NAME

FREDERICK W BALDAUF

PANEL / LINE

5W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/06/1971

HOME OF RECORD

PITTSBURGH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegheny County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FREDERICK WILLIAM BALDAUF
POSTED ON 9.23.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever...
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POSTED ON 9.23.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 8.12.2019
POSTED BY: les huddleston

tweetie bird

A smile for everyone, a man with no enemies, he was right were he wanted to be. If he complained,he did it in a joke, which made everything better. If we went out on a patrol in the mosoons, he would say that we would not have to worry about running into the enemy. they had enough since to not be out here. your friend cpl hud.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2018
POSTED BY: LCpl Dennis Stover (Platoon 315)

Remembrance

On January 25,1970, at the Federal Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA, approximately 100 young men stood in a large room. In walked an Army Sgt, who announced, "The Marine Corp has not met their quota of recruits this month. Who would like to volunteer?" No one raised their hand. The Sgt said "Every 3rd and 7th man are now Marines." That was when I first met Fred. Twelve of us were on our way to Parris Island.
We were assigned to 3rd Battalion, Platoon 315. Fred had the misfortune to having his "rack" next to the Drill Instructor. On the first day there we learned "hygiene". To show us where we had to shave the Drill Instructor chose Fred, and with a black magic marker colored Fred's face where we were to shave. The coloring on Fred's face lasted about 10 days.
Fred was also the Platoon Weatherman. Every morning he would have to run outside in his"skiviez" to check the weather, and either announce, soaking wet, that the Eagle needs a raincoat - or a field jocket or tee shirt. The whole Platoon loved Fred!
When we graduated Boot Camp, and ITR at Camp Geigzr, we went on to different schools for training. I didn't see Fred again.
Around Jan. 30, 1971. at a check point at Camp D.M. Perdue, while on Guard Duty a convoy was passing and a driver, another Marine from Pittsburgh yelled out to me, "Fred was killed in action".
Years later, my wife and I went through my Platoon Book, checking each name and realized that Frederick Baldauf was the only Marine who perished in Vietnam from our Platoon - An Outstanding Marine - And A Hero.
Rest in Peace Brother, You Are Not Forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2017

Reading of the Names

PFC Baldauf,

I had the honor reading your name aloud this evening at the 35th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial. I am eternally grateful to call you a brother.
Wayne Knutson
1SG(R), USA
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