CPL. JERRY WAYNE FRAZE
US MARINE CORPS
Jerry Wayne Fraze was born in McKinney, Feb. 1, 1947, and graduated from RL Turner High School in Carrollton in 1965. He joined the Marine Corps in 1966. In Vietnam he was a member of Fox Company, 2nd Bn. 4th Marines, also known as ‘The Magnificent Bastards’ and operated in Quang Tri Province in the northern part of South Vietnam. On March 12, 1968, Cpl. Fraze, 21, was killed while leading an assault on a fortified-bunker complex in the small village of Lam Xuan, near the DMZ. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, and his name can be found on the WALL at Panel 44E, Row 26.
COMBAT ACTION RIBBON
VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
VIETNAM CAMPAIGN RIBBON
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON
MILITARY MERIT MEDAL
GALLANTRY CROSS with PALM
VIETNAM GALLANTRY UNIT CITATION
VIETNAM CIVIL ACTIONS UNIT CITATION
Hello. My name is Jennifer Dixon. I am your brother, James L. Fraze's granddaughter. There was a replica of the Vietnam Wall that came through the town that I live in and I had found your name. It's been a long time since I saw the wall last, but I ALWAYS knew that your name was on it. My grandfather showed it to me when I was about 6 years old. We shook hands of veterans along the wall and I had my hopes up that just maybe, I would be able to see you and meet you, but I know that cannot be. I just wanted you to know that event though I never got the chance to meet you, I am VERY proud of you and I love you. Thank you for your service.
Your Loving Great-Niece,
Jerry, I have searched for years for something like this that would commemorate your service and ultimate sacrifice. I was there the day your spirit left the earth........ I will always remember you.
First I want to thank you for this wonderful tribute to these deserving men. I have searched for forty years for information on my buddy Jerry Fraze. Just to set the record straight...... Jerry was killed in a little ville called Lam Xuan (East) (Lamb Zwan) - the battle at Dai Do was about 6 or 7 weeks after he was KIA. I was wounded in the same ville the day Jerry died.
Thank you - Steve Klink
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