Edwin Albinus Fritz

July 8, 2013
Last year in May I applied for an adoption grave at the American cemetery at Margraten in the Netherlands. Unfortunately all graves were taken. About two weeks ago I received the delightful news that some graves became free to be adopted and I was asked to mercy myself for a new adoption grave. I am now proud to announce I have adopted the grave of Edwin A. Fritz.

Before the war

Edwin Fritz was born on March 1, 1926 in Klacking Creek, Ogemaw County, Michigan.

Michigan, USA

Ogemaw County, Michigan

Edwin attended St. Joseph's school, and at the time he went into the Armed Forces, he was working for the Chadwick Trucking company at the Borden plant.

In the army

Edwin entered service from Michigan on April 21, 1944.

He went overseas in January of 1945 and had been awarded the Combat Infantryman's badge.

His father, Nicholas was also in the Armed Forces serving overseas.

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Edwins death

Edwin Fritz died on April 12, 1945. He is buried at Netherlands American cemetery in Margraten. He rests at plot E, row 2, grave 25.

Netherlands American cemetery and memorial, Margraten, Netherlands

331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division

331st Infantry Regiment

83rd Infantry Division

Private First Class

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Personal information

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 36971717
331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, B Company
Entered service from: Michigan on April 21, 1944

Born: March 1, 1926
Hometown: Klacking Creek, Ogemaw County (Michigan)

Died: April 12, 1945 in Hildesheim, Germany
Status: killed in action (KIA)

Buried: Plot E, row 2, grave 25, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Father: Nicholas Frank Fritz (1896-1967)
Mother: Frances E. Fritz (Scott) (1905-1984)
Brothers: Earl, Elmer and Millard
Sister: Edwina

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- http://www.abmc.gov
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com NARA
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com overseas American cemeteries
- http://www.findagrave.com
- http://83rdinfdivdocs.org
- http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com
- Andi Hunting
- Ogemaw County Voice Website

Any information you can provide me about this soldier, can be mailed to me (nicklieten@hotmail.com). Thank you!