More detail on this person: Fred George Gehrmann, 73 OCEANSIDE - Fred G. Gehrmann, 73, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Tri-City Medical Center. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Germany, he was brought to the United States when he was 3 years old. Raised in the New York City area, he graduated from high school in Nassau County on Long Island, N.Y. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he became an officer as an Army aviator. He was a career officer, serving two combat tours in Vietnam and combat in the Dominican Republic. He was a master Army aviator, master parachutist, pathfinder and glider award specialist and earned a Bronze Star, an Air Medal and two Army Commendation Medals for Valor. He retired from the Army in 1968 after 20 years of service. Following his retirement from the Army, Mr. Gehrmann flew both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in many areas of the world, including South East Asia, Korea, Japan and throughout the Indonesian Archipelago. Additionally, he flew aircraft with the Royal Saudi Air Force and later, on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. Mr. Gehrmann moved his family to Oceanside in 1976, started the Oceanic Maritime Group L.L.C. He has been an active member of many organizations, which include being the president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of North County San Diego, Commander of the Military Order of World Wars Camp Joseph Pendleton Chapter, Veterans of Foreign Wars American-China Post #1 and the Retired Officers Association. He was also awarded the Legion of Honor from the Shriners. Mr. Gehrmann is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Yang Ka Sun (Betty) of Korea, his son, Robert of Tampa Bay, and his daughter Rikki and granddaughter Kelsi of Vista. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at 3 p.m. in the South Mesa Chapel on MCB Camp Pendleton followed by a reception at the South Mesa SNCO Club. North County Cremation Service of San Marcos is handling arrangements.
Burial information: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
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