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HAROLD DAVID BOWLEN

  • Wall Name:HAROLD D BOWLEN
  • Date of Birth:12/26/1950
  • Date of Casualty:11/20/1971
  • Home of Record:GADSDEN
  • County of Record:ETOWAH COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 69
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG

ROBERT RICHARD CHESSER

  • Wall Name:ROBERT R CHESSER
  • Date of Birth:3/12/1928
  • Date of Casualty:11/20/1971
  • Home of Record:HIGHLAND SPRINGS
  • County of Record:HENRICO COUNTY
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SFC
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 70
  • Casualty Province:LONG KHANH

DANIEL LEE CHAMBLEE


is honored on Panel 2W, Line 69 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/14/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Daniel Lee Chamblee, Served with C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 4/18/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SSGT Carter Jefferson Jr. and SP4 Daniel L. Chamblee were a helicopter mechanic and aircraft armament repairman, respectively, from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division. On November 20, 1971, they were fatally injured when a rocket from an AH-1 Cobra gunship helicopter inadvertently fired while they were performing routine maintenance checks on the aircraft. The following is a personal account of the incident by Pat Stanley: Having just arrived at the helicopter and pushed back the canopy, they laid their tools and test equipment inside. They stepped down and stood in front of the rocket pod, talking about the scope of the work. What happened next is somewhat still a mystery in that something triggered one of the rockets, and it fired off right through both of them. I was within 30 or so yards of them when it happened, and our medic (infantry platoon) responded to my call for help. There was literally nothing we could do for either of them. In about 2003, myself and the medic did meet and talk personally with Daniel Chamblee's mother to relay firsthand accounts and to provide "closure" to her in the death of her son. (Narrative by Pat Stanley, SFC USAR) [Other info taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • I do Remember my Friend.

    Posted on 11/20/14 - by F. Pat Stanley pukinbuz@bellsouth.net
    Every Year on this date, I remember. Now, even 43 years later, I remember. Never would I have thought that in that moment, within seconds, you would be gone. Rest In Peace _ I was there, and I remember.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/2/13 - by Robert Sage
    Daniel is buried at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, Henry County, GA.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Daniel Lee Chamblee, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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