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First Name: Gene

Last Name: Chepely

Birthplace:

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Middle Name: E.



Date of Birth: 07 April 1945

Date of Death: 07 February 1966

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Gene E. Chepely

   
Engagements:
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)

Biography:

Gene E. Chepely

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Gene E. Chepely was born on 7 April 1945.

On 7 February 1966, Private First Class Gene E. Chepely was serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Chepely was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Honors

The name Gene E Chepely is located on Panel 05E Line 009 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Burial

PFC Chepely is buried at Saint John Cemetery in Collinsville, IL.

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Honoree ID: 3636   Created by: MHOH

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