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LCpl Frederick Beard Link
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1946
Newton
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1968
Quang Tri
Quang Tri, Vietnam

US Marine LCPL Frederick Beard Link, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Newton, NC.

US Marine Lance Corporal Frederick Beard Link was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, LCPL Link served our country until March 1st, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Frederick died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Frederick was born on October 9th, 1946 in Newton, North Carolina. LCPL Link is on panel 42E, line 019 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.

Fred was my brother. He was just 20 when he was killed, I was 15. Not a day goes by without him in my thoughts. I have a son named after him. God, I just wish he were still here. The 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, lost four men to enemy artillery or mortar fire on 01 March 1968: LCpl Frederick B. Link, Newton, NC, Charlie Company, was one of them. David Link.

Fred, Today 40 years ago you were taken from us. Not a day goes by that I don''t think about you. I would love for you to meet my family, Elaine , Freddy, and Katherine. I think you would have liked them, especially Freddy(your namesake), he is like you in a lot of ways. After 40 years we finally got some answers about your tour in Nam. Just 6 weeks ago, I came in touch with Eric Bergland, your friend and comrade in arms. He shared a lot with me about your time in Albany and in Nam. He has helped us get more closure with your death. After a long phone conversation, I came to understand a lot about all of this. It seems easy to see why you and Eric became friends, just talking to him, it is like I have know him a long time. I am sharing his story with everyone that I can who knew you. Well, brother I miss you, but I know that if you had made it home how difficult your life would have been. I know that you are with God now and that is all the consolation that I need. Love, David Link, 2101 Smyre Farm Road, Newton NC, 28658.

For more information on Frederick Link, go to: http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/
FredLink.htm

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Jasper J Link, 407 West 13th Street, Newton, NC.

He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines,"Walking Dead", 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

 
 
Burial:
Eastview Cemetery
Newton
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
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LCpl Frederick Beard Link
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- Tom
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013

- Jim and Family
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
Yo Fred, I'm sorry you died in Vietnam. We train to die. Remember the song, "Lift you head and hold it high, The best of the battalion is passing on bye, singing lo right lay ah, lefty right lay ah.
- Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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