Tim Lavern Fritze

Tim Lavern Fritze
U.S. Marine Corps
Tim Lavern Fritze grew up in Nashua and left school early to join the Marine Corps. He completed his training in San Diego, CA. PVT Fritze started his tour in Vietnam in May 1968. In a letter home Fritze asked the residents of Nashua to, “pray for and support the men that are fighting for you in Vietnam.” Frtize was killed a month into his tour on June 19, 1968. He died from fragmentation wounds sustained from a friendly grenade accident while securing a bridge in the Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. The 19-year-old’s body was returned to Iowa and buried at the Sunnyside Memorial Garden in Charles City. He was the only man killed from Nashua during the war.
City of EntryNashua
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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