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
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Missions:
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: 730316 RELEASED BY PRG

AKA JOHN PETER JOHNSON - PEACE COMMITTEE

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Subject:   Frederick L. Elbert Jr. is now deceased
 Date:    Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:41:34 +0000 (UTC)
From:   Justin Jackson-Mann 

 
Hi:
 
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

 
Sincerely,

 
Justin Jackson-Mann
El Segundo, CA