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  • Date of Birth:12/11/1946
  • Date of Casualty:5/5/1968
  • Home of Record:NEW KENSINGTON
  • County of Record:WESTMORELAND COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:55E, 5
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Date of Birth:5/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:5/5/1968
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:55E, 6
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 55E, Row 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/5/15 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    Semper Fi, Gunny.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear GSGT Paul Edward Chavez, 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
  • Photo

    Posted on 3/12/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 8/20/12

    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit-Dennis Mathias)

  • Thanks for your sacrifice.

    Posted on 7/24/07 - by Pat DiRe
    I never had the honor of knowing you personally, but I have the pleasure of being a friend of your nephew's son, and it's an honor to know him. I've met your nephew and been priveledged to help him, and I only wish I could have done the same to you. You're a hero and an idol to me. And I don't have words to describe the respect I have for you and any veteran. It was a time I didn't know, but one I will surely see. Give us the strength to go on.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 5/13/07 - by Michael Chavez
    Dear Paul,
    I never had the chance to meet you but I wish I could have. I am your nephew's son and I know he cared about you alot. When you gave the ultimate sacrifice I wasn't even born yet but I want you to know that I will never forget you nonetheless. My generation will never know what it was like but I will do my best to learn about it and attempt to understand it. I respect you so much as well as any veteran, including my dad. Thank you.
  • I still miss you Uncle

    Posted on 8/9/05 - by Angelo Chavez
    Dear Uncle , I remember when you visited me in your marine uniform and still have the picture when you let me wear it.. I knew you were a proud Marine and we were proud of you... I only wish you were here today.. I also was in Vietnam 69-70 and I was scared... but I was lucky and came home ... Still miss you alot
  • We remember

    Posted on 12/5/04 - by Robert Sage
    Paul is buried at Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem.
  • Thanks, Paul

    Posted on 6/13/03 - by Roland E Monette
    You were my friend, everyone's friend, my first platoon sergeant in Hawaii, 1962. I send my warmest thoughts to your wife and two fine sons who were just little boys 'way back then. You are among the best I'll ever know.
    Roland Monette
    Major, USMC 1st Marine Division, Vietnam 1966,67,69,70
  • Greetings Ed

    Posted on 3/21/03 - by CWO Kenneth M. (Mike) Winters, USA, Ret.
    We miss you. Dad (1SG Kenneth M. Winters, USMC, Ret.) especially missed you. He passed away a couple of years ago. I loved playing golf with you and visiting your family at your high ground base quarters when the Tsunami warnings would occur in Kaneohe. I still call 'Aunt' Joanne and say hi after all these years.
  • Brother " AmGrunt"

    Posted on 6/8/02 - by Steve Fraijo
    Paul, I had the honor of trying to fill in your shoes as platoon sergeant of the men left behind in Nam when you went to be with the Lord on May 5, 1968. Never did fill them (shoes)properly. Your guys loved you. Paul, our country will always owe you. Former GySgt. Steve Wm. Fraijo
  • Thanks, Gunny

    Posted on 5/22/01 - by E.P. Stilwell
    You taught us well, and we made it through thanks to your training and discipline.
    EPS, PLT 197, USMCRD, PISC, 1967.

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