Frederick A. McMahon Square


No. 21983 Frederick A. McMahon

The intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Dorset Street was designated a Hero Square for CPL Frederick A. McMahon.

Frederick Alfred McMahon United States Marine Corps 2 September, 1946 – 4 May, 1967 Frederick Alfred McMahon was born on September 2, 1946 in Boston. A resident of Hyde Park, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 31, 1964, at the young age of 18, and began active duty that same day. In the Marines, McMahon served as Corporal with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. While fighting in Quang Nam, Vietnam on May 4, 1967, Corporal McMahon was killed by enemy rifle fire. For his sacrifice he was awarded the Purple Heart. Frederick was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McMahon, and is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan. His name can be found on both the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Green Hill Park, Worcester and also Panel 19E, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

McMahon was formerly of 173 Westville Street, Dorchester.  He attended the Grover Cleveland School and Boston Trade School and played football for the Dorchester Saints.


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January 5, 2022

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