Fred Gertzen
Private First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Zieglerville, Pennsylvania
September 24, 1949 to December 08, 1968
FRED GERTZEN is on the Wall at Panel W37, Line 64

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Combat Action Ribbon
 
Fred Gertzen
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22 Aug 2002

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)

From a friend,
Helen Nix
E-mail address is not available.

 
02 Apr 2007

I was there the day you lost your life on that trail coming out of an abandoned NVA ville, along with Hartman and Owens. We were in different squads, and all these years I couldn't remember your name and the other two Marines who died with you, even though I was one of the Marines that got to you to try and save you. May you rest in peace my brother, and know, as long as I live, you will never be forgotten.

Semper Fi, Jack

John O'Brien
seasoldier_usmc@msn.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Charlie Company, 1/3rd Marines, lost three men on 08 Dec 1968:
  • SGT Marvin L. Hartman, Camas, WA
  • PFC Fred Gertzen, Zieglerville, PA
  • PFC Jerry L. Owens, Danville, AR

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