CHESTER JOSEPH C
HN - E3 - Navy - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 24, 1947
From LULING, LOUISIANA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 27, 1968
Casualty was on May 17, 1968
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 62E - - Line 4
He was KIA next to me in May 1968 near Hill 471 (Khe Sahn), while attempting
to aid a wounded Marine.
I didn't know his name (it was his first day) until a couple of years ago.
And I am still trying to get him recognized.
Submitted by: Jim Hayden Hotel 2/1 '67 - '68
He was our Platoon Corpsman
15 Palmer Green Place
The Woodlands, TX77381 USA
He died trying to help a wounded Marine
Chester was only with our Platoon (1st Platoon Hotel Company, 2nd BN 1st Marines) for a short while; but, he very quickly became a member of the Team. We respected his knowledge and his skills as a Corpsman. He was a good man that gave his life for his Country. I will always remember him and the day he was killed. Carl E. King Major USMC Retired
You will Always Be Remembered
I never had the opportunity to know