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First Name: John

Last Name: Freund


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Frederick

Date of Birth: 27 April 1918

Date of Death: 22 March 2001

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
John Frederick Freund

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1940

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


John Frederick "Fritz" Freund
Major General, U.S. Army

John Frederick Freund was born on 27 April 1918.

Freund graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1940. However, upon graduation he chose to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

In World War II, he served in North Africa and Europe. In the Vietnam War, he was a staff officer and Infantry Brigade Commander. In later posts, he was involved in the Army's early guided-missile and nuclear weapons programs.

He served as Commander of the Connecticut National Guard from 1972 until 1983.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit (3 Awards)
Bronze Star Medal with Combat "Valor" Device (2 Awards)
Purple Heart
Air Medal (12 Awards)

Death and Burial

Major General John Frederick Freund died of cancer on 22 March 2001 at the home of a son in New York. He was 82.

Honoree ID: 2519   Created by: MHOH




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