Frank Morris Streeks, Jr. was born on September 5, 1947 and joined the Armed
Forces while in Silver Spring, Maryland.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and in one year of service, he attained the rank of Private First Class.
On September 22, 1967, at the age of 20, Frank Morris Streeks, Jr. perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tri.
From a contemporary press report:
Marine Corps Private First Class Frank M. Streeks, Jr., 20, a native of the District of Columbia, was killed in action in Vietnam September 22. He was hit by enemy artillery fire during action near Quangtri.
Private Streeks was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Streeks Sr. of 1710 Brisbane St., Silver Spring, Maryland.
A 1965 graduate of Northwood High School, he enlisted last year after attending Montgomery Junior College for a year.
He had been in Vietnam for six months.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Silver Spring. Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Sandra Louise, and a brother, Michael J. of Chilium, Md.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Warner E. Pumphrey Funeral Home, 8434 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. A requiem mass will be offered at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, with burial in Arlington Cemetery. (Section #32 Grave #822)
Frank was widely known as “Trippy” , and the Catholic elementary school we attended (St. John the Evangelist, Silver Spring, Maryland) has an award ceremony each year given to the outstanding 8th grade male graduate called
the “Trippy Award” in his honor since his death.
Trippy's next door neighbor and another childhood friend, Johnny Liverman, was killed in action in Vietnam on 11 December 1968.
STREEKS, FRANK M JR
- PFC USMC
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/05/1947
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/22/1967
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/06/1967
- BURIED AT: SECTION 32 SITE 822
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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