Oct 102011

PFC Fred Andrew Griffin Jr.

Birth: Oct. 11, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.,

NC Death: Sep. 24, 1969 Bin Duong Province, Vietnam.

PFC Fred Andrew Griffin native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 21 years old and was not married. He was the Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Griffin Sr. of Charlotte, NC. He served with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division and died in the line of duty but his mortal wounds were self-inflicted by non-hostile fire. His body was recovered.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial ParkCharlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect.11, Lot # 97, Grave #1.

His father Rev. Fred Andrew Griffin, Sr. (1926-2008) is buried at Salisbury National Cemetery in Rowan Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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