CHERRY, FRED VANN
RIP  02/16/2016

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
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Missions: 52
          Korea - 51 in F84G

Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:


Official pre-capture photo

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.

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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.....

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02/16/2016

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.
GBU,
Porter

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.

GB,
Porter

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News
http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/fred-cherry-pow-in-north-vietnam-for-seven-years-dies-at-87-1.395230
02/20/2016

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fred-cherry-vietnam-pow-for-seven-years-dies-at-87/2016/02/20/56fe152c-d688-11e5-9823-02b905009f99_story.html?tid=a_inl

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06/15/2016

CC:
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.
GB,
P

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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.

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