John Manual Chavez

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA September 23, 1969





Home: Plainview, Texas

DOB: Sunday, 11/09/1947

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Married? No

Religion: Roman Catholic



Service: Army Of The United States

Comp: Selective Service

Grade: E3

Rank: Private First Class

MOS: 11B20 - Infantryman

LenSvc: Less than one year

Unit: C Co, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4 Inf Div



Start Tour: Friday, 07/11/1969

Cas Date: Tuesday, 09/23/1969

Age at Loss:21

Remains: Body Recovered

Location: Binh Dinh, South Vietnam

Type: Hostile, Died

Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty


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John Chavez was killed in action during an engagement with hostile forces at grid reference BR701608,
approximately 9 kilometers east of Vinh Thanh airfield.




PFC John M. Chavez' decorations




PFC John Chavez in Vietnam




Memorials for John




Mass for Pfc. John Chavez, 22, who died Sept. 23, in Vietnam, were said at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Michael Catholic Church
with burial in Ralls Cemetery with full military honors. Military services were conducted by representatives from Ft. Sill, Okla.

Born in Rosebud, Chavez was inducted into the army this summer and had been in Vietnam only two months when he was killed.

He was a graduate of Plainview High School but had attended Ralls High School for two years.

Survivors include his father, Fred of Plainview, nine brothers and a sister.



John Chavez in the 9th grade at Plainview High School



John's graduation from High School



John's graduation from High School



John Chavez






Ralls Cemetery
Crosby County
Texas, USA


Grave marker for John Chavez

Photo by Cliff Rogers from the Find A Grave website







Photos of John Chavez courtesy of his niece Olivia Perez







Click on John's name below to visit his memorial page on the Virtual Wall website:

John M. Chavez











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