ELBERT, FREDERICK L JR
RIP - February 18, 2018
|Name: Frederick L. Elbert Jr.
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/E3
Unit: IMP BN
Date of Birth: 09 August 1947
Home City of Record: BRENTWOOD NY
Date of Loss: 16 August 1968
Country of Loss: SOUTH VIETNAM
Loss Coordinates: 160300 North 1081500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
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: 730316 RELEASED BY PRG
AKA JOHN PETER JOHNSON - PEACE COMMITTEE
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archival document 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../traitors-or-patriots-eight-vietnam-pows-were-charge...Sep 22, 2017 - Fellow prisoners called them traitors and communists, and named them the “Peace Committee.”.
I found an obituary for Frederick L. Elbert http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/e/e022.htm
He passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Canton, Ohio.
I don't know if you want to watch this interview with him before he died, but here it is:
Also, the Military Times at https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/27804 gives his full name as Frederick Lawrence Elbert, Jr.
Here is another article about what happened to him: http://www.morningjournalnews.com/news/local-news/2014/09/former-pow-honors-those-who-did-not-make-it-home/ and I have to wonder who he was captured with because it indicates that he wasn't captured alone.
However, this article with the New York Times indicates that he was AWOL when he was captured at https://www.nytimes.com/1973/01/31/archives/l-i-marine-listed-as-awol-is-returning-as-prisoner-of-war-further-i.html
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