Fred enlisted in the Marines at the age of 28 and served his country in the Pacific Theatre. His unit served as clean up on the islands taking care of Japanese snipers.
His unit was to be the first to invade Japan, but the atomic bomb stopped the invasion. President Harry Truman holds a special place in his heart today.
Fred left the Marines with an honorable discharge, and eventually became a dairy farmer.
He farmed until a tractor accident took his sight when he was 69 years old.
He is 89 years young at this time and considers his duty in WWII a privilege and the most honorable experience in his life.