The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - WEATHER -

ac­count, on Feb. 25, 1969, when Fred was 21, he died of “gun­shot wounds of the head and body, from hos­tile ri­fle fire while on pa­trol.” El­wood, as he was known, was 22 when he was drafted. He re­ceived the Pur­ple Heart when he stepped on a punji stake, but re­turned to ac­tion. On May 10, 1967, El­wood, the fa­ther of two sons, was killed de­fend­ing Hill 54, DaNang prov­ince.

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