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Alec Herman Freitag

PFC in Signal Co, Special : Inst & Maint; Telephone & Wire

Military occupational specialty: 641 (field lineman)


Born 1922 in TX

Other residence(s): Marathon, TX; Fort Stockton, TX
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Notes: PVT on Signal Company Special Roster, 20 Oct 1944
Source: Unit Shipment 10143-D, 23d HQ, from le Havre 23 June 1945; Martin reunion spreadsheet, 1950s;

Alec Freitag was born on June 9, 1922 in Bexar County, TX, the fourth of seven children. His father was a ranchman, and later a trapper, and the family moved about—living in seven different Texas counties in the years from 1916-1931 when the youngest child was born. Alec's father killed himself when Alec was 15, and when the family was living in Marathon, TX, so that's where they stayed.

At the time of the 1940 census, Alec was recorded as having a sixth grade education, and working as a laborer for a fence builder. When he filled out his draft registration, on June 30, 1942, he was working for Riley Mays in Marathon. Two of his older sisters had married. The third was working as a seamstress, and she and Alec supported their mother and three younger siblings.

After the war he returned to Marathon, and was still living there in 1977. Ancestry family trees say that Alec was last known living in Fort Stockton, TX; his death date is unknown.


1940 Census

1942 Draft Registration

1977 article in Odessa American re his brother's death (fixes his location in 1977),0.57368803,0.9416643,0.68864346&xid=3355&_ga=2.54004136.1664329557.1603325075-383347833.1603325075

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