Sgt Kerry Wayne Frith

Sgt Kerry Wayne Frith

Lemoore, Kings County, California, USA
Death 22 Feb 2002 (aged 37)
Negros Oriental Province, Central Visayas, Philippines
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 64, Grave 6664
Memorial ID 6688117 · View Source
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As part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Kerry was part of the U.S. mission to assist the Philippines against terrorists on the southern island of Basilan. Kerry was a member of the U.S. Army, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (S.O.A.R.), Airborne, known as the Night Stalkers.

Near the end of a long mission, with numerous take offs, landings, and mid-air refuelings, his MH-47E Chinook crashed into the sea off the coast of Apo Island, Philippines in the early morning hours of February 22, 2002 (local time).

Kerry is survived by his wife Carolyn and two young children.

Kerry is the youngest child of Paul and Martha Frith, and was killed on their 58th wedding anniversary(local time in the Philippines). Martha passed away less than five months after Kerry's death. Her cremated remains were buried at Arlington, in the grave next to Kerry on September 27, 2002, which was Kerry's 38th birthday.

Terry Lee Frith (1946-1994)
Sherry Louise Frith
Thomas Richard Frith
Timothy John Frith
Paul Robert Frith
James Glenn Frith (aka Anthony Wilde)

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  • Created by: Anthony Wilde
  • Added: 15 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6688117
  • Anthony Wilde
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Kerry Wayne Frith (27 Sep 1964–22 Feb 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6688117, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anthony Wilde (contributor 46534326) .