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Spec Rolland Keith Fry
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1949, USA
Death: May 2, 1969, Vietnam

Sources:

SP4, Company A, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, Vietnam

Silver Star

*FRY, ROLLAND KEITH (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rolland Keith Fry, Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a rifleman in Company A, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, in the A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam, on 2 May 1969. At approximately 1400 hours, Company A, was moving along the side of Fire Support Base Airborne when the lead platoon's movement was checked by a heavy barrage of automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenade, and small arms fire. Specialist Fry was at the very front position, moving toward the well-placed enemy fortifications. With complete disregard for his own safety, he laid down a heavy volume of fire with his M-16 rifle, providing cover for the other members of his platoon. At this time, a rocket propelled grenade exploded near his position, seriously wounding him. Refusing medical aid, Specialist Fry continued retaliatory fire until another rocket propelled grenade exploded near his position, mortally wounding him. His courageous action contributed highly to the success of the mission and to the defeat of the enemy force. Specialist Fry's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Hutchinson, Kansas

Awards
Combat Infantry Badge
Silver Star
Bronze Star w/V device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

More information including a photograph can be found at http://www.covenantsoftwareservices.
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 Parents:
  Rolland Fry (1924 - 2001)
  M. Lillian Fry (1924 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Acacia B 15 9-A
 
Maintained by: Gaylon Hemphill
Originally Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37273696
Spec Rolland Keith Fry
Added by: Gaylon Hemphill
 
Spec Rolland Keith Fry
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Spec Rolland Keith Fry
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- Robert Fowler
 Added: May. 11, 2011
SP4, Company A, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, Vietnam
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Nov. 17, 2010
 
 
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