Maine native and current Natick resident Frederick Spellman received the Silver Star Honorable Service Medal.
Maine native and current Natick resident Pfc. Frederick Spellman received the Silver Star Honorable Service Medal at a ceremony Wednesday to recognize his bravery in WWII. Click here to read Spellman's full story and more about the ceremony at Eliot Healthcare Center in Natick.
Frederick Spellman, a WWII veteran, was honored for his service on Wednesday.
Almost 67 years after he went missing during WWII, Natick resident Frederick Spellman has received the Silver Star Honorable Service medal, recognizing his bravery in action. At 19-years-old, the Maine native joined the U.S. Army, serving in Normandy in 1944. In December of that year, he became trapped behind enemy lines for three weeks, during which the Army sent his family a letter notifying them that Spellman was missing. After returning to friendly lines, he continued to fight and was wounded in combat in July 1945 and earned a Purple Heart. Spellman was unable to attend a ceremony for WWII veterans in Maine earlier this month so his family arranged Wednesday's ceremony at Eliot Healthcare Center in Natick. New garrison commander of …