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LCpl Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr
Birth: May 18, 1938
Kern County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1966
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

LCPL Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr.
1938 - 1966


Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr. was born on May 18, 1938 in Taft, California to Chester and Betty O'Brien.

He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal. LCPL O'Brien, Jr. was assigned to the 3rd BN, 3rd Marines, 3rd MARDIV, III MAF as a rifleman.

LCPL O'Brien was injured by an explosive device on March 2, 1966, and died of his injuries on March 5, 1966 in the Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. He was 27 years old.

He was buried with full military honors at the West Side District Cemetery in Taft, California. LCpl O'Brien received the Purple Heart which was presented to his parents.

His survivors include his parents, his sister, and other family members.

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LCPL Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr. can be found on Panel 5E Row 122 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Constitution Gardens, Washington, DC.

LCPL O'Brien's name was place by NASA on the STARDUST spacecraft, which visited Comet Wild 2 in 2004 -- as special tribute all names on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC were included.

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 Parents:
  Chester LaVerene O'Brien (1917 - 1982)
  Betty Lou O'Brien (1917 - 2013)
 
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Burial:
West Side District Cemetery
Taft
Kern County
California, USA
Plot: Block: 11/ Lot: 2/ Grave: H
 
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Record added: Aug 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41079658
LCpl Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr
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LCpl Chester Laverne O'Brien, Jr
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2016
💜 Happy Birthday Chester...
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