PRIVATE ROBERT B. FRAZEE was born in New Jersey on April 5, 1924, son of Andrew Blair and Grace (Conover) Frazee Jr. His grandfather, Captain Andrew Blair Frazee, was for many years the Superintendent of the Camden & Philadelphia Ferry Company. His father was an auditor for a railroad. In 1930 the family lived at 1109 Linwood in Westmont NJ. Robert Frazee was a member of the 1941 class of Collingswood (NJ) High School. His family had moved from Collingswood before he graduated.
Robert Frazee enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on October 1, 1941. He completed his basic training at Parris Island SC, and had then been assigned to Quantico VA. While on duty in Chicago IL, he took ill, and was admitted to the Marine Hospital in Kirkwood MO on May 29, 1942. He passed away on July 14, 1942. His body was returned to the east coast, and he was buried with full military honors. In his brief career, Robert Frazee earned the American Defense Medal and the Victory Medal. Survived by his parents and a sister, Grace Frazee, he was joined in death by a cousin Seaman Second Class Andrew Blair Jakway Jr., who was killed in action while serving with the United States Navy, in November of 1943. His father, Andrew Blair Frazee Jr., passed away in 1946.
the pages of
The Morning Post
Camden, N.J. June 20, 1942
ROBERT B. FRAZEE DIES IN HOSPITAL
Collingswood Youth, in Marine Corps, Fell Ill Last Month
of Private Robert. B Frazee, 18, of the Marine Corps, arrived in
Collingswood late yesterday. He died Sunday in the U.S. Marine
Hospital in Kirkwood MO, where he was admitted because of illness on
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