Frament, Paul, HM3

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1942-1942, HM-8404, US Navy/Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
Service Years
1941 - 1942

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer


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Home State
New York
New York
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Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Dragon Palace I
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Navy Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), U
 Unit Assignments
I MEF/1st Marine Division(Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A SchoolUS Navy/Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
  1942-1942, HM-8404, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1942-1942, HM-8404, (Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A School
  1942-1942, HM-8404, US Navy/Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
 Colleges Attended
Albany State University
  1937-1939, Albany State University
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Last Known Activity
Paul Stanley Frament, born 4 February 1919 at Cohoes, N.Y., enlisted in the Naval Reserve 29 December 1941, and died 19 November 1942 of wounds received in action while serving as pharmacist's mate third class with the Marine Corps on Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his fearless devotion to duty in tending marines under fire.

USS Frament (DE-677) was launched 28 June 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. Edward A. Frament, mother of Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Frament; and commissioned 15 August 1943, Lieutenant Commander S. T. McAdam, Jr., in command. She was reclassified APD-77 on 15 December 1944.

Frament began the demanding tasks of Atlantic convoy escort 19 October 1943, when she sailed from New York to escort tankers to Curacao and thence to Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sailing out of New York, and occasionally Boston, she escorted six convoys to Northern Ireland, one to Cherbourg, France, and one to Gibraltar, in the period from 15 December 1943 to 3 December 1944, when she began conversion to a high-speed transport.

After training on both coasts, Frament arrived at Pearl Harbor 3 April 1945 for duty training with underwater demolition teams in the Hawaiian Islands. Convoy escort duty took her to Eniwetok, Ulithi, and Leyte in May, and on the 29th she arrived at Okinawa, where she joined the outer patrol screen guarding the great number of ships off the island.

Assigned to rescue duty in June, she proved herself on the 10th, when with the help of small craft she saved every man of William D. Porter (DD-579), sunk by a suicide plane. Returning to the Philippines at the close of July, Frament trained for the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands, and at the close of the war, took up duty with minesweepers operating in the Yellow Sea. She served on occupation duty until 1 January 1946, when she sailed from Shanghai for the east coast. On 30 May 1946 Frament was placed out of commission in reserve at Green Cove Springs, Fla.

USS Frament received one battle star for World War II service.
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