Branch: U.S. Merchant Marine
Rank: Seaman First Class
Date of Service: WWII
Home Town: Bagley
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Oscar Friborg was born November 17, 1920 in Bagley to Reinhardt and Inga Einevoll Friborg. He grew up in Bagley and attended Bagley Schools.
Oscar enlisted in the U. S. Merchant Marine in 1942. He was sent to engineering school at Alameda, California where he obtained his 3rd Assistant Engineer license. He attended upgrading school in San Francisco and obtained his 2nd Assistant Engineer license which he held until the end of the war. Oscar recalled that the most interesting trip he went on was to Australia where they stopped for engine repair. They then sailed around the Horn up the Suez Canal to Alexandria, Egypt. They were so slow in unloading that part of the crew, Oscar included, got to go to Cairo to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. The last trip Seaman First Class Friborg went on was to Okinawa. His ship never unloaded and they were there for three months. He was in Okinawa when WWII ended.
Oscar died August 7, 2008 and is buried in Oakmont Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, California.
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