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is honored on Panel 7W, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 11/24/18 - by
    SP5 Donald G. Chmiel was a Food Service Specialist serving with the 56th Army Postal Unit, Long Binh Post, Army Support Command, Saigon, 1st Logistical Command. On August 25, 1970, SP5 Chmiel died at Long Binh, Bien Hoa Province, RVN, from an undisclosed illness. He was 26 years-old. [Taken from; obituary from Anchorage Times, September 2, 1970, courtesy of Jill Galbraith, Adult Services Librarian, Anchorage Public Library, Anchorage, AK]
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 4/30/18 - by Jerry Sandwisch wood cty. ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Donald.

    Posted on 11/17/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear SSGT Donald Chmiel,
    Thank you for your service as a Food Service Specialist. You are on the same panel as Mike Smith. Say hi to him in heaven. Happy Thanksgiving. 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.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/25/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Staff Sergeant Chmiel for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Donald George Chmiel, 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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