Frandsen, Curtis William, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 131X, HC-7 Seadevils
Service Years
1968 - 1988

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Home Town
St. Paul, MN
Last Address
Attleboro, MA

Date of Passing
Aug 17, 2008
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Park - Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Not Specified

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Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
HAL-3 Seawolf Association
  2008, HAL-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/11/1944
DATE OF DEATH: 08/17/2008
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ATTLEBORO - Curtis William Frandsen, 64, of County Street, Attleboro, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 while doing what he loved and cherished doing, scuba diving for lobster off the coast of Gloucester.
Born in St. Paul, Minn. On July 11, 1944, he was the only son of Muriel (Kulenkamp) Frandsen of Roseville, Minn. And the late Charles W. Frandsen. He was raised and educated in Minnesota where he received his BSEE from the University of Minnesota and was later awarded his MBS from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I.
He served for more than 20 years in the U.S. military, having been a naval aviator in the U.S. Navy and earning the rank of lieutenant during the Vietnam era. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a captain from the U.S. Uniformed Services.
Mr. Frandsen was most recently employed as the materials manager for Franklin Fixtures in West Wareham where he worked from 2001 to 2007. Over the years he was employed by numerous companies including: Corpay Solutions in Norwood; Design Contempo Inc. in Lisbon, N.H.; Spirol International Corporation in Danielson, Conn.; Wagner Brake/Cooper Industries in Brighton and the Polaroid Corporation and Codex Corporation.
He was a resident of the City of Attleboro for the past 12 years, having previously resided in Plainville, Franklin and throughout the United States and the world, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during his tenure with the U.S. military.
Mr. Frandsen was a member of the Franklin Federated Church where he served his church community as a member of the church choir.
He was a member of M.O.A.A. of Fall River and was a frequent volunteer at the Plainville Senior Center where he assisted as a data entry specialist and librarian.
His love for music was not only demonstrated in church, but he enjoyed playing the piano and was a member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus.
An ardent scuba diver, he dove for many years throughout the world and this summer had participated in the most dives of any season, including a dive off the Isle of Shoals in Rye, N.H. only weeks ago where he experienced the joy of swimming amongst a pod of leopard seals. He later stated that this was one of his life's most memorable experiences.
His most passionate pastime was the time spent in the water in search of lobster.
He took great pride in his flower and vegetable gardens, probably from his experiences during his youth on his uncle's farm in Minnesota.

Burial with full military honors will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony, Minn. At a later date.


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Naval Aviator Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HA(L)-3 SeawolvesHC-2 Fleet Angels/Circuit RidersHC-7 Seadevils
  1969-1970, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1970-1972, 131X, HC-2 Fleet Angels/Circuit Riders
  1972-1973, 131X, HC-7 Seadevils
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesBryant College
  1963-1965, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  1965-1967, Bryant College
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