Fred Gertzen

Private First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
24 September 1949 - 08 December 1968
Zieglerville, Pennsylvania
Panel 37W Line 064

3RD MARDIV

3RD MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Fred Gertzen

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
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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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a friend,
Helen Nix
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Aug 2002
Last updated 09/10/2007