AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
Private 1st Class U. S. Army
Co A, 5th Cavalry Reg,, 1st Calvary Divn
Entered the service from Maryland
Died April 29, 1951 KIA in Korea
Buried Taylorstown, Virginia
|Private First Class Frye was a member of the 5th
Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
He was Killed in Action
while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 29, 1951.
First Class Frye was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
|The Frederick News-Post, January 18, 1951
With First Cavalry
Pvt. Samuel O. Frye, 17, son of Mrs. Mary McCutchen, of Point of
Rocks, is serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea. He
enlisted in the Army last June 21. His address: Pvt. Frye RA
13350484, Co. A, 5th Cavalry Rgt., 1st Cal. Div., A.P.O. 201 c/o
Postmaster, San Francisco.
The Frederick News-Post, May 18, 1951
GI Killed In Battle
A mother's futile six-months battle to get her l7 year'old son, out
of combat in Korea ended Monday for Mrs Mary Mccutcheon, Point of
Rocks. She received a telegram notifying her that Pfc. Samuel Oliver
Frye, was killed in action on April 29. Yesterday she received a
letter from the Department of Defense confirming the sad ending to
her tragic experience. Letters to the President of the United
States, the War Department, Red Cross, Senator John M. Butter,
Congressman J. Glenn Beall and others are a part of the story of the
mother's efforts to right what Mrs. McCutcheon claims was a
misrepresentation at the time of the boy's enlistment.
Was Placed In Infantry.
She said she signed for his enlistment only on the promise of a
recruiting officer that the youth would go to engineering school at
Fort Belvoir, Va. Instead, she said. he was sent to Fort Knox, Ky.,
and placed in the infantry.
He enlisted June 21,1950 and was in Korea by November 15. He had
been in combat since last November 18 with the exception of a short
time spent in a hospital, where he was examined and discharged after
his mother forwarded a report from his local physician, relative to
a kidney condition.
Expected To Come Home
Mrs. McCutcheon said she received a letter dated April 25, four days
before his death, saying that he would be home by June or July after
six months in the lines, under the rotation return program.
News or his death was received by the mother with a mixture of grief
and bitterness. Those familiar with the case here, say Mrs.
McCutcheon has devoted most of her time since last fall trying to
get the boy out of combat. She solicited assistance in high and low
offices in her quest for what she felt was justice in the case.
Young Frye, who was born May 9,1933, attended Frederick High School
and later worked as an apprentice bricklayer before enlisting.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his father, Leroy Frye, who
had been residing in Baltimore and is now a patient at Newton D.
Baker Hospital, Martinsburg. W. Va., and a sister, Leora Frye, at
The Frederick News-Post, October 23, 1951
Military Service For Korean Veteran
The remains of Pfc. Samuel O. Frye, who was killed in Korea, April
29, 1951 arrived at his home at Point of Rocks Monday. The body will
remain at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary McCutcheon at Point of
Rocks until funeral services at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church in
Point of Rocks. Burial will be made at Taylorstown, Virginia.
Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister at home, Leora
Frye, and Leroy Frye, his father, who resides at Baltimore.
Full military honors will precede the funeral. The home will be open
to friends and realtives who wish to call.