Herman S. Frey – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

Herman S. Frey, 79, a retired Navy lieutenant commander who taught business management courses and published historic pamphlets, died of prostate cancer August 13, 1999 at Pentagon City Hospital. He lived in Arlington, Virginia.

Commander Frey was a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and a graduate of American University. He received a master’s degree in business from George Washington University.

He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he witnessed A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll as executive officer of the USS Chickasaw, a fleet tug, and went on to command the ship in the China region. He was commander of a minesweeper and a minesweeper group in the Atlantic and then retired in 1961 after serving at the U.S. embassy in the Hague.

Commander Frey taught at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. In 1976, he established Frey Enterprises, a publishing company specializing in facsimiles of historic documents and pamphlets. He was author of a biography, “Jefferson Davis.”

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Daisy C. Frey of Arlington; a daughter, Pamela A. Frey of Atlanta; and two grandsons.

FREY, HERMAN S. (Age 79)
Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (Ret.)

On Friday, August 13, 1999, of Arlington, VA. Beloved husband of 53 years to Daisy C. Frey; loving father of Pamela A. Frey of Atlanta, GA; grandfather of Samuel and William McCandless.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 30 at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel at 9 a.m. Interment with Full Military Honors, Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 346 Maple Ave. East, Box 699, Vienna, VA 22180.


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