PURRINGTON, FREDERICK RAYMOND 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 Category: 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. REMARKS: 730218 RELEASED BY DRV
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 FREDERICK R. PURRINGTON 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.