CHERRY, FRED VANN
|Name: Fred Vann Cherry
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Unit: 35th TFS
Date of Birth: 24 March 1928
Home City of Record: SUFFOLK VA
Date of Loss: 22 October 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211300 North 1062300 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Korea - 51 in F84G
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2018
REMARKS: 730212 RELEASED BY DRV INJURED
RESIDED IN MARYLAND
No further information available at this time.
Suffolk native featured in POW film opening at the Naro
BY DAVE MAYFIELD, The Virginian-Pilot
Copyright 1999, Landmark Communications Inc.
The North Vietnamese prison officials were armed with note pads and tape
recorders when they marched into his room. They had news for Maj. Fred Cherry,
prisoner of war.....
It is with a heavy heart and a great sadness that I report the passing of my
dear friend Fred Cherry. His big heart finally gave out following an operation
and he died very early this morning.
He and his devoted companion, Deborah, lived in Silver Spring, MD.
Details will follow.
The service for Fred is Wednesday, February 24 at 1200 noon. The service will be held at the
Union Baptist Missionary Church at 5414 Nansemond Parkway in Suffolk, Va.
Burial at Arlington is scheduled for Friday, 1 July, at 1:00 PM.
Fred Vann Cherry, Sr. , COL USAF (Ret.) will be laid to rest with Honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 1:00 pm on 1 July 2016.
Meet at the Administration Building located at 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211.
Do not drive to the Welcome Center. Drive up to the guards and they will direct you.
This is all the information I have.
The city of Suffolk, Virginia plans to dedicate the brand new Fred
Cherry Middle School
to him on September 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Fred grew up in Suffolk and the town has been planning
to honor him in this way before his passing in February 2016.