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Chester Cleo Churchill
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1914
Elgin
Union County
Oregon, USA
Death: May 10, 1999
Midland
Midland County
Texas, USA

My father, Chet, served proudly in the USMC for twenty years. He served during WWII and saw action in the South Pacific and again in the Korean War.
Decorations:
Purple Heart Medal
Presidential Unit Citation w/ribbon bar and bronze star
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal w/bronze star
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Good Conduct Medal w/3 bronze stars
Good Conduct Medal w/silver star
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
WWII Victory Medal
United Nations Service Medal

After his honorable discharge in 1956 he became employed as a Forest Ranger stationed at the Olympic National Park in the State of Washington.

Chet was married three times: 1st wife Gladys Mae Westlund, 2nd Wife Haline Agatha Lesnick, 3rd wife Barbara Hammond Stevens.

In 1964 he and his 3rd wife Barabara Stevens Churchill were traveling towards Neah Bay when a car loaded with five people came around a curve going too fast and hit Chet and Barbara head on. Chet suffered until his death from the results of his injuries sustained in this accident.

His grandson, Daniel P. Hogan, spread his ashes in the Olympic Mountains in Washington.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Cook Churchill (1873 - 1939)
  Ida May Gilkey Churchill (1883 - 1967)
 
 Spouses:
  Gladys Mae Westlund Thompson (1920 - 2002)
  Barbara Hammond Stevens Churchill (1914 - 2001)
  Halina Agatha Lesnick Churchill (1903 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nella Pearl Churchill Peterson (1901 - 1967)*
  Ivan Jasper Churchill (1906 - 1991)*
  Beula Izola Churchill Bush (1909 - 1982)*
  Paul Harold Churchill (1911 - 1974)*
  Chester Cleo Churchill (1914 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes Spread Olympic National Forest, Washington
 
Created by: Judith A. Churchill
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47990689
Chester Cleo Churchill
Added by: Judith A. Churchill
 
Chester Cleo Churchill
Added by: Judith A. Churchill
 
 
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Thank you for your service & devotion to our nation!
- Kathy Londo Barnes
 Added: Jul. 15, 2010
 
 
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