John Frederick "Fritz" Freund
Major General, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
John Frederick "Fritz" Freund VI, 82, a retired Army Major General and decorated veteran of two wars who served as head of the Connecticut National Guard from 1972 to 1983, died of cancer March 22, 2001, at the home of a son in New York. He lived in Avon, Connecticut.
He received his Army commission after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1940.
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.
Major General Freund's military decorations
included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, three awards
of the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Bronze Star with combat "V,"
the Purple Heart and 12 Air Medals.
On March 22, 2001. Retired U.S. Army Major General, Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut 1972-1982. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee McCallum); devoted father of Peter, Bruce and the late John; dear brother of Cora Patterson, Darral and the late Kurt;loving grandfather of Charlotte, Julia, Isabel and the late Lucas; Christine, Matthew and Katherine. Funeral services at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia on April 5, 2001 at 9:00 AM. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Harris Road, Avon, Connecticut on April 9, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics, 30 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
FREUND, JOHN FREDERICK
MG US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/25/1940 - 06/30/1972
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/27/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 03/22/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/05/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE E136-B-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
FREUND, MARGARET McCALLUM
On Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Mrs. Freund served in the Red Cross during World War II and worked also a teacher. She is the beloved wife of Maj. General John F. Freund who preceded her in death, and the devoted mother of Peter Freund, Bruce Freund and the late John Freund; dear sister of Mary McCallum Wiles and loving grandmother of Charlotte, Julia, Isabel and the late Lucas; Christine, Matthew and Katherine. Mrs. Margaret Freund will lie in state at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2430 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Special Olympics, 30 Laurel St., Hartford, CT 06106.
Posted: 6 April 2001 Updated: 18 June 2001 Updated: 5 March 2003 Updated: 16 October 2004 Updated: 14 May 2006 Updated: 11 November 2007 Updated: 13 May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004