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Fallen Heroes Details

In Memory Of
Frank Fernandez
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Peru
End of watch: 1994-08-27
Aircraft: CASA 212-A
Special Agent Frank Fernandez died when his aircraft crashed into dense jungle close to Puerto Pizano near Lima, Peru while on a drug assignment. Also killed were Agents Jay Seale, Juan Vars, Frank Wallace Jr. and Meredith Thompson, each of whom was from different sections of the US DEA.

At the time of his death, Special Agent Fernandez was assigned to the DEA Headquarters Drug Suppression Unit. He began his service with DEA in the New York Field Division in 1980. During his career, he also served in Monterrey, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and San Diego, California. Special Agent Fernandez was a 1979 graduate of the John Jay School of Criminal Justice in New York. Special Agent Fernandez was survived by his mother, Sonia Fuentes and his father, Francisco Fernandez, his stepfather, Alejandro Chevas and a brother, Alfredo Fernandez. Special Agent Fernandez was posthumously awarded the DEA Administrator's Award of Honor on May 17, 1995.

Thoughts and Memories of Frank Fernandez

Wherever you are, know that I will always remember you. I am thankful to have met you and loved you.
Maria C. Becerra

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