FREDERICK JOHN YOUMANS
on Feb. 22, 1948
From GILMAN, ILLINOIS
Casualty was on July 22, 1966
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
9E - - Line 61
Frederick Youmans served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,
India Company. He was Killed In Action during Operation HASTINGS in
Quang Tri Province at the DMZ. Walter's name stands proudly on the
3/5 Wall of Honor alongside the Marines he fought and died with.
Semper fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
I served with Fred, for a time he was in my fire team. I didn't know
him very well. He seemed to be a good person, the sort of person who
maybe represented a lot of the good side in all of us. Somewhat shy,
none the less a good Marine. He also lost his life that July afternoon
in the stream bed. I think he was the one that SSgt Smith was trying
to save, but I am not certain. I don't have much more to say about
Fred, but at least I remember him and will always do so. God Bless.