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NameFroehlich, Laurence Eugene
RankFirst Lieutenant
KIA Date5/13/1975
SquadronCS 08
Home TownSodus
Home StateMI
High SchoolBenton Harbor HS, Benton Harbor, MI
High School ActivitiesSenior Class President, National Honor Society, Football, Basketball
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesSki Club
Academic Degree MajorBS-Engineering Mangement - USAFA, MBA -Management-UCLA
Active Duty AssignmentsStudent, Graduate Management, UCLA, Helicopter Pilot Training, Pilot CH-53
KIA ConflictMayaquez
Combat InformationPilot, CH-53 helicopter,21 SOS,Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand
Killed In Action MissionOn 13 May 1975, 1st Lieutenant Froehlich was the copilot of a CH-53C helicopter which departed Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand on a classified mission in support of the Mayaguez Incident. The aircraft crashed some 36 miles southwest of its departure point and burned. All five crewmembers and 18 Security Police passengers were killed.
Next of KinJo Ann J. Froehlich, Wife, Theodore E. Froehlich, Father, Amanda Froehlich, Mother
Burial Site
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsAir Medal
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