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  • Date of Birth:11/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/16/1968
  • Home of Record:OAK RIDGE
  • County of Record:PASSAIC COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:41W, 68
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


  • Wall Name:MARK C CHENIS
  • Date of Birth:11/10/1944
  • Date of Casualty:10/17/1968
  • Home of Record:FAIRFIELD
  • County of Record:FAIRFIELD COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line:41W, 68
  • Casualty Province:NIHN THUAN


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • To a not too distant cousin

    Posted on 9/7/15 - by Thomas E Loughlin Jr , son of Harriet Earle Cheek
    Did not know you personally, but you have the same name as my uncle in Knoxville, Tn and his son. Thank you for your sacrifice. My mama, Harriet Earle Cheek was born in Seneca Papa, Henry D Cheek in Athens Ga.
    Rest in peace.
    Tom Loughlin Jr, Utica NY
  • Final Mission of LCPL Robert M. Cheek

    Posted on 4/19/15 - by
    On October 17, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154794) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) was reported missing. The helicopter was located the next morning, having crashed on the side of a mountain, killing all six persons on board. The aircraft was believed to have hit a ridgeline hidden by the clouds. A separate report states it was shot down coming out of Con Tien in the DMZ on a MEDEVAC flight and crashed into a mountain. The squadron lost pilot CAPT Joseph L. Powell Jr., aircraft commander 1LT James N. Sweet, gunner CPL John R. Ferrazzano, crewman LCPL William D. Frantz and crew chief LCPL Robert M. Cheek. [Taken from and]
  • Correction of grave site

    Posted on 10/19/14 - by Wally Stevens
    Mike is buried in Flint, Steuben County, Indiana. Not Flint, MI. I have visited his grave. He is not forgotten.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/17/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Robert Michael Cheek, 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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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit