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William Dickson Fritz
Birth: Jan. 19, 1921
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 2004
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA

William attended Texas College of Mines in El Paso. He was commissioned into the US Marine Corps on October 23, 1943 as an airplane pilot serving until 1947 but was then recalled from inactive duty on November 2, 1951 through April 20, 1953. During his duty he achieved the rank of Captain, received 3 Air Medals and the Korean Medal with 2 stars.

He returned to civilian status and resumed working for the Southern Pacific Railroad where he met and married Virginia C. Fausnacht in 1951. They had three sons, William D. Jr., Howard Clay, and Robert Thomas. After both he and Virginia retired from the railroad, they traveled the world seeing Hong Kong, Spain, Australia, and Mexico among many other places until her death in March, 1999.

William was survived by his sister Maralyn Dare Dieter, sons William and his wife Denise; Howard; Robert and wife Silvia Merjil-Fritz and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard Clell Fritz (1894 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Clarabel Fausnacht Fritz (1919 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

CAPT US MARINE CORPS
KOREA
 
Burial:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section M Site 3019
 
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Record added: Jul 01, 2011
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- jrrmr910
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013

- jrrmr910
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011
You were a wonderful father-in-law. Always enjoyed your visits and jokes. Love, Denise
- Denise Morrison-Fritz
 Added: Nov. 28, 2011
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