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is honored on Panel 9W, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 11/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Sp4 Carlos Chavez,
    Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. It is Veterans' Day. Thank you for your service. 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.
  • Carlos, my driver, my friend

    Posted on 9/11/16 - by Eric Ball
    I was the platoon leader of the 1/77 Armor HHC Scout Platoon and Carlos was the driver of my modified M113 ACAV Armored Personnel Carrier. He was a happy young man, and in the short period of time I knew him, I felt we were friends. We we on patrol south of Quang Tri Combat Base and had to cross a stream. I told the lead track to go left of the obvious trail across the stream to avoid mines. The first 2 tracks made increasing deeper ruts in the soft bed of the stream and my track was the third. The hull hit the mine and it penetrated the hull under the driver. While all 4 of the crew were injured by the explosion, Carlos' injuries were fatal. I have never forgotten this fine young man.
  • The Society of the Fifth Division

    Posted on 10/22/15 - by Thomas W Grafton,
    Dear Carlos,
    You Have Not Been Forgotten!

    The Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army, during its 95th Annual Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA (Sept 10-14, 2015) , held a Reading of the Names Ceremony to honor the 514 Soldiers from the 5th Division that were Killed in Action during the War in Vietnam. Your Name Was Read Aloud Among Those Soldiers. You Have Not Been Forgotten! Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.

    Thomas Grafton
    Alpha company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division
    Vietnam (1968-1969
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Carlos Chavez 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/17/11 - by Robert Sage
    Carlos is buried at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard, Ventura County,CA.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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