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Corp Chester T Dean

Corp Chester T Dean

Clare, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 8 Jun 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 75732480 · View Source
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Chester served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Lewis County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on November 24, 1942 in Utica, New York and was noted as being Married.

He died in the "Line Of Duty" as a result of a "Non Battle" related incident during the war.

Service # 32663721

The Lowville Leader - Aug 10, 1944

The following letter was received by Mrs. Chester T. Dean of Lyons Falls from the chaplain of her late husband's company. CPL Chester T. Dean died on June 8 of concussion and shrapnel wounds in the European theater of operations:

July 27, 1944
Dear Mrs. Dean

I have your letter of July 10, and want to thank you for writing me concerning your husband, Cpl Chester T. Dean. It is true, Mrs. Dean, that your husband is dead. The war department did not make a mistake.

I buried him with the ceremony appropriate to military funerals and then in addition to that we had a memorial service in the company for him. The entire company was present, together with others from the battalion. The battalion commander was present. There were some beautiful tributes paid to your husband. I only wish I had them recorded to you could hear what they said. But, knowing him to be the man that he was, you do not need them, do you? We held you and other loved ones before the Throne of God in prayer. And Chester's good life and devotion to God has been an inspiration to many others since that service to a closer walk with God. He was always in my services as often as duty would permit.

It was an unfortunate accident that caused his death. More than that I cannot say. But it was very encouraging to hear the company commander say that he was one of his very best men, and that he wished he had a whole company of men like him. We all felt the same way.

His last hours were not spent in suffering. He died an easy death. We did all we could for him. ....
Very Sincerely yours,
Venice L. Wunneburger

( Burial Location & Articles found by: Anne Cady )




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 31 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75732480
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Chester T Dean (23 Aug 1922–8 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75732480, citing Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .