|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1953, North Korea|
Local Hero's Body Being Brought Here
The body of Pfc Frederick R. Fagan Jr, 26, of 11243 St. Lawrence, who was killed in action in Korea on February 14, arrived in San Francisco, Calif. last week aboard the S.S. Marshfield Victory.
The young man was a son of Mrs. Emma Fagan.
It is expected the body will be brought here in the next several weeks. for funeral services and burial.
~ South End Reporter [Chicago, IL], 1 Apr 1953
Funeral Services On Saturday For F. R. Fagan Jr.
Plan Military Honors For Young Man Killed In Action
Military Honors will be accorded Pfc. Frederick R. Fagan, Jr., 26, son of Mrs. Emma Fagan, 11243 St. Lawrence, during funeral services to be held Saturday afternoon, April 11, at 1:30 o'clock from the Doty Funeral Home.
The Rev. George Thomson of the Greenstone Methodist church will be in charge assisted by Russell C. Foster, soloist and Victor E. Olson, organist.
Military rites will be conducted at the graveside in Cedar Park cemetery by members of Roseland Post No. 49 American Legion, assisted by a detail from the 5th Army and the Illinois Military District.
Pfc. Fagan was killed in action in Korea on February 14, just about a week before he was due to leave for the United States under the Army's rotation plan.
The young man's body arrived in Chicago Wednesday morning April 8 and will be in state at the Doty Funeral Home from Thursday evening, April 9, at 7 o'clock until the hour of the funeral service Saturday afternoon.
A military guard of honor will be posted at the funeral home Friday evening by Roseland Post American Legion.
Born In Pullman
The young man was born in the Pullman community December 28, 1926, a son of Frederick R. Sr., and Emma nee Masley Fagan. He attended public schools and later entered Fenger High school. He left his classes to enlist in the U. S. Navy October 16, 1944 and served as a coxswain receiving an honorable discharge, October 29, 1947.
Upon his return home he became employed by the Sherwin-Williams Company and worked with that company for 2 ½ years. He then became an apprentice welder at the Verson All Steel Company but after one month enlisted in the Air Force on October 23, 1950 and became a member of Company I 511th Airborne AIR, Fort Campbell, Ky.
Upon his graduation he became a member of Company E A Bn BNSTR, Fort Benning, Ga. He left this country for overseas duty June 16, 1951 and was assigned to the 187th Airborne division at Beppu, Japan. Later he was transferred to the 99th F A at Kokkaido, Japan, the 34th M.P. Guard company in Korea, the 6th M.P. Service company in Korea and finally Company I, 32nd Infantry regiment in Korea.
He was the son of Emma nee Masley and the late Frederick R., Sr., brother of Mrs. Mary Jayne Dancru, uncle of Wayne and Ricky Dancru, grandson of Mrs. Sarah H. Fagan, the late William S. Fagan, Andrew and Mary Masley, and nephew of Rudolph H. and Jayne Bieze.
~ South End Reporter, 8 Apr 1953
Hometown: Cook, IL
Death: 14 Feb 1953, Korea
Killed in Action
Note: He and my father, PFC John E. Applegate, were both serving in Company I, 32nd Infantry regiment in Korea, when PFC Fagan was killed in action.
Cedar Park Cemetery
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: May 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69888214