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  • Name: Frederick Raymond Purrington
  • Rank/Branch: O2/US Navy
  • Unit: VA 172
  • 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
  • Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4C
  • Missions: 29
  • Other Personnel in Incident: none
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    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

    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 tme 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 MIA in your thoughts and prayers."

    December 1996:
    Frederick Purrington retired from the United States Navy as a Captain.
    He and his wife Maggie reside in Massachusetts.

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