Sergeant First Class Freytag was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and died while a prisoner at Hanjang-ni, North Korea on January 20, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of death: 20 January 1951
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Wartburg
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 24th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Combat Infantrymans Badge, Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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