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April 17, 1918 – July 14, 2014

Frederick Martin Vietor, World War II veteran and retired stockbroker, died Monday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Lancaster, after a short illness. He was 96.

A lifelong resident of Buffalo, he graduated from Nichols School and attended Dartmouth College.

He joined the National Guard 209th Field Artillery Anti-Aircraft Buffalo Division in 1940. He was mobilized in 1941, and his division became part of the U.S. Army.

While serving in various camps, one being Fort Crockett in Galveston, Texas, he met his future wife, Betty.

He spent one year in Panama, where he was commissioned as a first lieutenant.

A member of the famed “Red Bull Express,” he was sent to England in preparation for the D-Day invasion and ultimately fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he returned to Buffalo, joining Merrill Lynch as a registered representative for the New York Stock Exchange and retiring from A.G. Edwards in 1998.

Mr. Vietor was a former member of the Country Club of Buffalo and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

His wife of 70 years, Betty Eklund Vietor, died May 13, 2013.

Survivors include a son, Frederick Jr.; a daughter, Joan Nenno; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private services will be scheduled.