Rattler/Firebird Association

Marshall Ray Frizzell

Name Marshall Ray Frizzell
Rank/Grade CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
Age 34
Marital Status Married
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Dec 1, 1931
From Island Pond, Vermont
Length of Service 10 years
Tour Began Sep 17, 1965
Casualty Date Feb 20, 1966
Hostile/Non-Hostile   NON-HOSTILE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Congregational Chris

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 05E - - Line 55
Marshall Ray Frizzell

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Don Kleiber
Date:Friday, February 28, 2003 8:33 PM UTC
From:Columbus, ga,
Comments:Lefty and I were roommates when he was killed. He was a quiet, sincere guy who had a very good, dry sense of humor. I think of him a lot. Traced his name on the wall when I visited a few years ago.

Posted by:Jim Moore
Date:Friday, June 13, 2003 3:45 AM UTC
From:Whitehaven, MD
Comments:The evening Lefty died, The Rattlers had been "Scrambled" from the Snakepit to an LZ near Tan Uyen, about ten clicks from Bien Hoa. It was dry season, so we were landing and taking off into red Talcum powder. I was flying #2 slot in the first "stick" that took off. As we were making a left circling climb out of the LZ, I saw the fireball resulting from the collision of Lefty's Huey with the rotor blades of the Huey in front of him, which had aborted takeoff.

LT Steve Martin, Lefty's co-pilot, was severely injured, and the Crew Chief, CPL Lancaster, was trapped in the burning wreckage.

It was a bad night for the rattlers, and we never again used the term "Scramble".

Posted by:Sidney Cohen
Date:Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:09 AM UTC
From:Los Angeles, California
Comments:Lefty and I were platoon leaders in G company 19th Inf. on the DMZ in Korea in 1956 where we shared a tent. He was a good friend and an outstandng officer. You could always rely on him. I have many pictures of us and will always remember the fun and experiences we shared. Have visited him at The Wall several times.


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