The Detachment Name

The Friday-Truan Detachment is so named to commemorate the names of Marine Cpl. Daniel Friday and Marine Sgt. Fritz Truan.

Cpl. Friday was born January 26, 1924 at Fort Washakie, Fremont County,  Wyoming. His gallentry in action, on Iwo Jima, during World War II earned him a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for an injury that cost him his right eye. Dan Friday resided in Arapahoe, Fremont County,  Wyoming until his death on January 29, 1981 in a hospital in Salt Lake City,, Utah. Daniel Friday was 57 years old.

Sgt. Fritz Truan was probably born in 1918 at Cody, Park County,  Wyoming. During his early adulthood, Fritz Truan enjoyed a degree of national fame as a professional rodeo cowboy. He earned the title of "World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider" for the years 1939 and 1940. Truan enlisted in the Marine Corps on December 7, 1942, and he died on the Iwo Jima battlefield during an operation generally referred to as the "Meat Grinder" on February 28, 1945. Sgt. Truan was 27 years old.

Friday-Truan Department #683 meets the 2nd Thursday each month at 1930 at Hudson Town Hall, 333 South Main Street, Hudson, Wyoming

Their Commandant is Luis Vargas.

His email is