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Frederick George Volz

PVT in 406th Engineer Combat Co

Military occupational specialty: 812 (heavy weapons NCO)


Born 1921 in PA, Died 2010

County of enlistment: Wilkes Barre, PA
Other residence(s): Scranton, PA
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: semiskilled occupations in production of industrial chemicals
Source: Special Order 19, 23d HQ, Camp Forrest, 7 April 1944; ; photo courtesy The Times Tribune, Scranton, PA, December 17, 1942

Fred Volz was born in February, 1921 (on the 2nd according to Social Security and on the 12th according to his military records) in Scranton, PA the fourth of six children. His father was a baker, operating Volz's Bakery Shop in South Scranton; his father and all four of his grandparents had been born in Germany.

He graduated from Scranton Technical High School where he met Helen Gloria Fey, whom he would eventually marry. He then got a job working at Johns-Manville Asbestos in Manville, NJ. He registered for the draft on February 16, 1942, and enlisted a few months later, on July 4, 1942. He married Helen in Scranton on September 30, 1943.

Fred served with the 305th Engineers at Camp Forrest, TN before being transferred to the 406th Engineer Combat Company and going overseas with the unit. He was discharged from the Army on October 15, 1945 and returned to Scranton.

courtesy Strauch Funeral Homes

Fred and Helen became the parents of three children: Elis, Christine, and Fred M. Fred Sr. was employed as a driver and salesman with Tastykake for 36 years. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, South Scranton, where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school (a role his father had also filled) and was board president numerous times. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and served as president of the Scranton chapter. He was also a Mason.

Fred died on April 3, 2010 and was buried at Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore, PA with full military honors.


1930 census

1940 census

1942 draft card

1942 enlistment record

1942 article in the Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) about his military career

1943 marriage record

2010 Social Security death index

2010 VA death record

2010 obituary in the Times-Tribune (Scranton PA),0.5446337,0.60385364,0.7646983&xid=3355&_gl=1*1bqxnt1*_gcl_au*NTYwNzY3OTg5LjE3MDMxOTQwMjI.*_ga*MTk5MjA3NDU0LjE3MDMxOTQwMjM.*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*NWI0NzQ0M2ItYThkOS00MzlmLTgwMGEtNTcwN2VkOTAwOGVjLjIyLjEuMTcwMzYyNzgyNS41OS4wLjA.*_ga_LMK6K2LSJH*NWI0NzQ0M2ItYThkOS00MzlmLTgwMGEtNTcwN2VkOTAwOGVjLjI0LjEuMTcwMzYyNzgyNS4wLjAuMA..&_ga=2.246161988.1747321090.1703194023-199207454.1703194023

2010 obituary (same content as above)

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