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Capt Donald Walker Cheff

Capt Donald Walker Cheff

Birth
Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Death 16 Apr 1945 (aged 32)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Plot M Row 1 Grave 347
Memorial ID 56117660 · View Source
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Son of Paul P. Cheff and Harriet Walker Cheff.

Husband of Elizabeth C. Cline Cheff.

Father of Donald Theodore Cheff & Teri Roberta Cheff.

Grandfather of 6 children and Great Grandfather of 2.

Donald, who resided in the Kenlyn Apartments, Newport, Delaware, served as a Captain and Company Commander of the 302nd Medical Battalion, 77th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

Donald was "Killed In Action" while evacuating invasion casualties on le Shima of the Ryukyu Islands.

He had served in the Army for two years and eleven months at the time of his death.

Donald was decorated with the "Silver Star", Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Le Shima Cemetery, Ryukyo, Retto and was later repatriated here on March 4, 1949.

After Donald's passing his wife Elizabeth was re-married to a "Krismann" and he adopted both of the children. Donald Theodore Cheff was renamed to Theodore Cheff Krismann and his sister Teri Roberta Cheff to Roberta Cheff Krismann.

Service # O1683619


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56117660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Donald Walker Cheff (1 Jan 1913–16 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56117660, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .