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PFC Gary August Chabert

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PFC Gary August Chabert

  • Birth 18 Jul 1947 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 21 Apr 1968 Vietnam
  • Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 86907357

Gary died of fragmentation wounds to the head and body while waiting at a LZ for pick up when two incoming 122MM rockets hit and ignited a pile of ammunition that have been staged near the LZ, eight kilometers west southwest of Ca Lu Airfield, during Operation Scotland II.

He was the only son of August Chabert Jr and Gilda Mae Serpas. August died in 1971 and his mother remarried.


Below is cited at www.virtualwall.org. Used with permission.

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Metairie, LA
Date of birth: 07/18/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss: E2
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 2363974
MOS: 0311: RIFLEMAN
Length Service: 00
Unit: G CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 12/11/1967
Incident Date: 04/21/1968
Casualty Date: 04/21/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

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  • Created by: Billy M. Brown
  • Added: 17 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86907357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gary August Chabert (18 Jul 1947–21 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86907357, citing Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Billy M. Brown (contributor 46859520) .