Staff Sergeant Frederick G. Ecclestone, a Detroit attorney, died of wounds on September 10, 1944, while serving in Italy. He had been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action May 23, in the vicinity of Campo Morto, for capturing 29 Nazis and risking his life in the face of overwhelming odds, enabling his company to reach its objective. He was a private at the time and was promoted four grades for the action to staff sergeant. He had been in military service 13 months. Sergeant Ecclestone was born May 25, 1916, in Saginaw. He was a graduate of Cooley High School, Michigan State Normal College and Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to practice law in November, 1940. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley P. Ecclestone, and a sister Jane M., survive.
Michigan Bar Journal, June 1945
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