Klassen, Fred Paul, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4733-Armored Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1950 - 1952

Private First Class

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 19, 1952
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Location of Interment
Brooklyn Heights Cemetery - Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1950, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1951-1952, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1951-1952, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Imjin River
  1951-1951 First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of Kapyong
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 19525
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 10, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Fred P. Klassen (US 52167143) was  probably drafted early in 1950.  He was sent to the 25th Reconnaissance Company of the 25th Infantry Division that was deployed in Korea.  For  two years and with an increase in rank, PFC Klassen remained with this battle-hardened unit until he was mortally wounded in the North Korean Sector during the Summer to Fall Offensive of 1952. 
     A fellow unit member was with him when he died later that day.  This soldier's grandson relates: "My grandpa knew him.  Fred P. Klassen died on the operating bed next to my grandpa.... On July 19, 1952 my grandpa was also shot.  On the way to the hospital he remembers that Fred Klassen had his neck shot up pretty bad, and, unfortunately that the young man died on the O.R. bed next to my grandpa." 
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen3/4 Cav Association
  1952, Korean War Fallen
  1988, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
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