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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.

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  • 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.
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