RICHARD A CHOPPA
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

RICHARD ANTHONY CHOPPA

WALL NAME

RICHARD A CHOPPA

PANEL / LINE

31E/96

DATE OF BIRTH

06/26/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HUBBARD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Trumbull County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD ANTHONY CHOPPA
POSTED ON 12.15.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Richard Anthony Choppa

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)
Division: 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), General Orders No. 315 (January 15, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal [then Private First Class] Richard Anthony Choppa (ASN: US-51830317), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Choppa distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 15 December 1967, while serving as a Medical Aidman with Company C, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), during a combat mission near Troung Lam, Republic of Vietnam. When his unit came under intense hostile fire and sustained casualties, Private First Class Choppa exposed himself to the enemy fire as he rushed forward to render first aid to an injured comrade. After carrying him to safety, Private First Class Choppa returned to the open area to administer first aid to other wounded men. At this time, Private First Class Choppa was wounded but continued assisting the fallen soldiers. While rendering aid, he was mortally wounded. Private First Class Choppa's gallant action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 11.17.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANKS

Dear Cpl Richard Choppa,
Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO with the 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry. Thanks for the lives you saved. 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.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2017
POSTED BY: Thomas Clark

Nicest guy you ever want to meet

Richie was older than me,we come from small town 5000 people. He lived next to friend got to meet him, like I sad nicest guy. He was a big part in me joining the army couple months after he was killed. Richie you were one of the best RIP
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POSTED ON 5.4.2017
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Richard. :-(
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POSTED ON 6.27.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Richard Anthony Choppa, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company,1st Battalion, 12th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division.
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