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PFC Roy Lee Chaney

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PFC Roy Lee Chaney

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death
31 Dec 1970 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot
Section 8 Lot 245 Grave 1
Memorial ID
116259036 View Source

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Indianapolis, IN
Date of birth: 04/21/1950

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 313567517
MOS: 11E10: Armor Crewman
Length Service: **
Unit: E TROOP, 2ND SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/04/1970
Incident Date: 12/31/1970
Casualty Date: 12/31/1970
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Binh Thuy Province, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel W5 Line 16

www.11thcavnam.com

Final Mission of PFC Roy L. Chaney

PFC Roy L. Chaney, PSG Richard E. Dodd, SGT Alfredo Salazar, and SGT Dennis W. Webster were members of E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. E Troop was based out of Di An in Binh Thuy Province, RVN. Their unit routinely conducted missions consisting of M113 armored personnel carriers and tanks which would form up in a perimeter while away from their base. From these formations daytime dismounted patrols would be launched several thousand meters into the surrounding jungle. The purpose of these patrols was to ambush NVA and Viet Cong operating in the area. The ambushes usually consisted of three Claymore mines "daisy chained" together with a trip-wire detonator. These would be left in place overnight while the patrol returned to their laager. After a night or two, a patrol would go back to the ambush site to assess damage inflicted on the enemy or retrieve the Claymores. On December 31, 1970, PFC Chaney, PSG Dodd, SGT Salazar, and SGT Webster were part of a patrol sent out to recover the ambush devices. A short time after leaving, the patrol radioed that they themselves had been ambushed. Evidently, the enemy detected the American's Claymores and turned them against the patrol. The results were devastating. All four soldiers suffered fatal fragmentation wounds. Four other troopers behind them were spared when the steel balls fired by the mine went over their heads as they crossed through a depression in the ground. A medivac was requested, and the dead were removed from the field by helicopter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Wayne Meece (October 2017)]

Contributor: Raymond Brown (49251058)

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Indianapolis, IN
Date of birth: 04/21/1950

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 313567517
MOS: 11E10: Armor Crewman
Length Service: **
Unit: E TROOP, 2ND SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/04/1970
Incident Date: 12/31/1970
Casualty Date: 12/31/1970
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Binh Thuy Province, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel W5 Line 16

www.11thcavnam.com

Final Mission of PFC Roy L. Chaney

PFC Roy L. Chaney, PSG Richard E. Dodd, SGT Alfredo Salazar, and SGT Dennis W. Webster were members of E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. E Troop was based out of Di An in Binh Thuy Province, RVN. Their unit routinely conducted missions consisting of M113 armored personnel carriers and tanks which would form up in a perimeter while away from their base. From these formations daytime dismounted patrols would be launched several thousand meters into the surrounding jungle. The purpose of these patrols was to ambush NVA and Viet Cong operating in the area. The ambushes usually consisted of three Claymore mines "daisy chained" together with a trip-wire detonator. These would be left in place overnight while the patrol returned to their laager. After a night or two, a patrol would go back to the ambush site to assess damage inflicted on the enemy or retrieve the Claymores. On December 31, 1970, PFC Chaney, PSG Dodd, SGT Salazar, and SGT Webster were part of a patrol sent out to recover the ambush devices. A short time after leaving, the patrol radioed that they themselves had been ambushed. Evidently, the enemy detected the American's Claymores and turned them against the patrol. The results were devastating. All four soldiers suffered fatal fragmentation wounds. Four other troopers behind them were spared when the steel balls fired by the mine went over their heads as they crossed through a depression in the ground. A medivac was requested, and the dead were removed from the field by helicopter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Wayne Meece (October 2017)]

Contributor: Raymond Brown (49251058)


Inscription

INDIANA / PFC TRP E 2 SQ / 11 ARMD CAV REGT / VIETNAM / BSM-PH


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