ROY L CHANEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

ROY LEE CHANEY

WALL NAME

ROY L CHANEY

PANEL / LINE

5W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

04/21/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/31/1970

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR ROY LEE CHANEY
POSTED ON 10.26.2017

Final Mission of PFC Roy L. Chaney

PFC Roy L. Chaney, PSG Richard E. Dodd, SGT Alfredo Salazar, and SGT Dennis W. Webster were members of E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. E Troop was based out of Di An in Binh Thuy Province, RVN. Their unit routinely conducted missions consisting of M113 armored personnel carriers and tanks which would form up in a perimeter while away from their base. From these formations daytime dismounted patrols would be launched several thousand meters into the surrounding jungle. The purpose of these patrols was to ambush NVA and Viet Cong operating in the area. The ambushes usually consisted of three Claymore mines “daisy chained” together with a trip-wire detonator. These would be left in place overnight while the patrol returned to their laager. After a night or two, a patrol would go back to the ambush site to assess damage inflicted on the enemy or retrieve the Claymores. On December 31, 1970, PFC Chaney, PSG Dodd, SGT Salazar, and SGT Webster were part of a patrol sent out to recover the ambush devices. A short time after leaving, the patrol radioed that they themselves had been ambushed. Evidently, the enemy detected the American’s Claymores and turned them against the patrol. The results were devastating. All four soldiers suffered fatal fragmentation wounds. Four other troopers behind them were spared when the steel balls fired by the mine went over their heads as they crossed through a depression in the ground. A medivac was requested, and the dead were removed from the field by helicopter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Wayne Meece (October 2017)]
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Robert Meece

a hero

i was with him the day he died
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POSTED ON 11.11.2016

Kids Best Frind

Roy was one of the nicest young guys around, he was my Neighbor & one of 2 BEST Friends I Had at " Eight years old " !!!! , at that time I DID NOT understand What had Happened or was going on ?? , All I Know was my friend was not coming back & I DID NOT comprehend or under stand the word ( Death ),I knew his Family Well His sister Was My Sitter as well as my friend just like his Family !!!! .. , We where all family an friends , as I Grow up I started to understand more and more but in July of 2014 I wanted to Know more about my missing friend !!!!, so I Googled his name and now any Information I have is with me All The time on my Phone in Photos He was Special Because in the 60's/70's not many Teens had time for little Kids let alone neighbor kids !!!!... THANKS ROY & Family
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POSTED ON 5.28.2016
POSTED BY: Michele Brewer

MY UNCLE

Never got to meet him, so sad :( Way to young
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POSTED ON 12.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Roy Lee Chaney, 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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