Name: Frederick Raymond Purrington
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Navy, pilot
Unit: VA 172
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: North Dartmouth MA
Date of Loss: 20 October 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 194400N 1055400E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4C
Missions: 29

Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 06 September 1996 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

Lieutenant Commander - United States Navy
Shot Down: October 20, 1966
Released: February 18, 1973
Lcdr. Purrington was a POW in North Vietnam for six years.

He and Margaret Cashman, a Delta Airlines stewardess, had met for the first
time 10 years ago, and after his release from captivity they became
reacquainted. Several months later they were married with Captain Ralph T.
Browning, a fellow former POW, serving as his best man.

With an ultimate goal of earning an MBA, Lcdr. Purrington has returned to
college at Southeastern Massachusetts University. Then, he and his wife,
Maggie, are looking forward to a future in the Navy.

He says, "I wish to extend my thanks to all who kept faith with us and ask you
to keep those listed as M.I.A. in your thoughts and prayers."

Frederick Purrington retired from the United States Navy as a Captain. He
and his wife Maggie reside in Massachusetts.