Frank Fryburg

Frank Fryburg

Man in uniform

At right, Frank C. Fryburg, 93, 1944-46 electronics technician 3rd class, U.S. Navy, Penn State class of 1949. At left is Fryburg in 1945 in his uniform. Fryburg is a retired RCA engineer and department manager, and resides in a retirement village in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Fryburg initially enrolled at Penn State in 1944, but enlisted in the Navy later that year upon turning 18. He returned to Penn State on the GI Bill in 1947 to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. During his senior year he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. He served as president of Sigma Pi fraternity and was active in the national organization afterwards, rising to be its Grand Sage. Following basic training/boot camp at Bainbridge Naval Training Center, Maryland, Fryburg was posted to the Naval Research Laboratory at Anacostia, Washington, D.C., for further specialty training in the electronics field. He was subsequently assigned to the lab's staff to work on technical manuals detailing how to operate the radar systems being installed on the Navy's newest aircraft carriers. Fryburg remained in the U.S. Navy Reserve after the war and received an officer's commission as ensign during the Korean War.

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