|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1940|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1967|
Quang Ngai, Vietnam
LT - 03 - Navy - Regular
TEAM 143, Naval ADV Group, USNAVFORV
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
Lieutenant John Roy Chapman had been in the U.S. military for approximately four years, at the time of his death. I am trying to verify information regarding this somewhat vague notation, and will update this page, accordingly.
He was killed April 3, 1967 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam: Official paperwork states that he died as the result of shrapnel wounds sustained while assisting in the evacuation of refugees by sea during an air strike.
Mr. Chapman's survivors are listed in his paperwork as his father, Roy Melvin and his mother, Christine Edith. There is comment that he was of the Protestant faith.
John is also listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 17E, Line 95.
Any further information or photos would be appreciated!
This page is being placed online on what would have been Mr. Chapman's 72nd birthday.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
East Union Cemetery
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter & Frie...
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
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