Frikken, William J, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Staff Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Elbow Lake

Casualty Date
Jan 22, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: C-25, 0, 14288

 Official Badges 

Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Machine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
6th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 6th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Frikken was most likely killed during the Cabaruan Hills Campaign in the area of Rosales-Villasis-Balungao of the Philippines which the 1st Battalion had captured and was holding at the time of his death.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes:

Robert Ross Smith, Triumph in the Philippines:  US Army in World War II, War in the Pacific, The U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1963,  pp.163-165.
   
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