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ANDEE CHAPMAN JR


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/6/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear SFC Andee Chapman,
    I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours should be here. Thanks for your service as an Airborne Qualified Radio Teletype Operator. Your 84th birthday is soon. Happy Birthday. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Final Mission of SFC Andee Chapman Jr.

    Posted on 11/17/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On June 5, 1972, an Air America Curtiss C-46A with 29 passengers (11 U.S. military, 14 SVN military, 1 SVN civilian, and 3 Air America mechanics) plus a crew of three crashed on approach near Pleiku, Vietnam after stops at Saigon and Hue-Phu Bai. The eleven U.S. military personnel confirmed KIA included LTC Ronnie A. Mendoza, LTC Andrew F. Underwood, MAJ Calvin T. Gore, 1LT Charles L. Flott, SFC Andee Chapman Jr., SGT Kenneth L. Barnett, MAJ Nicholas Quinones-Borras, CAPT James F. Hollis, CAPT Walter S. Mullen, SSGT Thomas M. Lejeune, and SGT Michael L. Hutson. The ground commander of the recovery force noted that it took about six days to find the crash site because of poor weather. The recovery team had to rappel in and lift the bodies out on ropes. The mountainous area and turbulent winds did not allow the team to land any rotary aircraft. Note: One source mentions this aircraft was shot down, while another claims the crash was non-hostile. [Taken from macvsog.cc and planecrashinfo.com]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SFC Andee Chapman Jr, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/16/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Andee is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 4/25/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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