Fred Stein – First Lieutenant, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: October 26, 1991

Fred Stein, a St. Louis native who was honored in World War II, died Wednesday (October 23, 1991) at a hospital in Hollywood, Florida, after suffering a stroke. He was 76.

Stein served as a Lieutenant in a Army field artillery unit in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action and the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered while on a mission in Saipan.

In the 1960s, he was a partner with his father in a pants manufacturing business in St. Louis.

Stein was a resident of Oklahoma City for 25 years. He was in Florida visiting.

A military graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Among the survivors are a daughter, Ricki Bridgemon of Little Rock, Arkansas; a son, Barton Stein of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Shirley Katz and Dena Bornstein, both of Creve Coeur, Dorothy Schwartz of Clayton and Nona Paradiso of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and three grandchildren.

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