Official Website of the U.S. Marine Raider Association & Foundation

Select Page

Obituaries > FRAZIER, DUANE E.

Duane E. “Red” Frazier, 69, Metter, Ga., formerly of Homer City, died June 24, 1992, in Metter.

The son of Clarence and Marie Frazier, Sr., he was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Wehrum.

Mr Frazier was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1989, Indiana, and the American Legion; a member of the Disabled American Veterans; the Edson’s Raiders Association; and the Marine Corps League. He was a graduate of Homer City High School.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion, the famed Edson’s Raiders, on Guadalcanal. He also served with the First and Sixth Marine Divisions, participating in nearly all of the major Marine Corps combat operations in the Pacific. He was medically discharged in 1945 after being seriously wounded on Okinawa.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Frazier worked as a production supervisor for Mergenthaler Corporation, Wellsboro. Previously he had worked in the vault and burial business, and had been employed by Syntron Company, Homer City.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy F. Borland, Fort Belvoir, Va. and Virginia F. Boatright, Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren; his mother, Homer City; and a brother, Clarence Frazier Jr., Homer City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Rose Bragg.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.