In Memory

Paul Frederickson

Paul Frederickson

Paul L. Frederickson.  Marine Cpl. Paul L. Frederickson was killed by hostile fire on May 9, 1968 while on patrol near Quang Tri, South Vietnam.  He would have completed two years of duty with the Marine Corps May 12th.  Paul enlisted May 12, 1966 in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines of the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force.  He was a former employee of the Kellogg Company and the Calhoun Seating Co.  Survivors included his mother, Mrs Marie Frederickson; his father, Wendell Frederickson; two step-brothers, Wendell Frederickson, Jr., and Nicholas Frederickson; one half-brother, Philip Eugene “Gene” Allen; and one step-sister, Mrs. Richard (Joann) Thayer

Information from Enquirer and News, Battle Creek, Michigan, Sunday, May 26, 1968

obtained from Willard Library

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09/28/14 09:51 PM #1    

Gerald Winton

As I remember he was killed Vietnam his last week there as a US Marine , went to his funeral , can't remember what year 

11/05/14 06:54 AM #2    

Michael King

Paul and I were born the same day, December 7' 1946. Our mothers shared a hospital room at Leila Hospital. We never knew each other until high school Where we both played in the marching band. He played sax and I was a drummer. We found out by accident that our birthday was the same day. He was killed during the Vietnam war. I found his name on the Vietnam Memorial and traced in on paper. Rest in peace Paul. 

11/07/14 05:02 PM #3    

Karen Tedrow (Sierks)

I remember Paul so well as he lived not too far from us.  I think his mother worked in the cafeteria at Southwestern Jr. High School.  I also remember when he was killed in Viet Nam and how sad of a day that was!  He was a good friend and was so missed by all who knew him.  I think the military went to Southwestern to break the news to his mother.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that is how she was notified. 


10/06/15 05:35 PM #4    

Richard (Rick) Barber

I visited the traveling Vietnam memorial this past weekend and found Paul's name. I thought some one might like to see it.

10/07/15 09:20 PM #5    

Annette DeLing (Hack)

Thanks Rick for posting.  I remember seeing the Vietnam Memorial Wall too and looking for Paul's name. Paul was such a FUN bubbly person to be around.

02/14/16 04:25 PM #6    

Rita Tuttle (Bruhl)

Yes, thank you for posting.  Remembering our classmates who died in VietNam is important.  They and their families sacrificed all.  Very humbling.


02/15/16 07:53 AM #7    

Ken Long

Yes. Very thoughtful Rick. I did not know Paul, but he was a veteran. So I salute him.

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