Summary

Chester M. Ovnand is the second name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Sergeant Ovnand died on July 8, 1959, when Vietnamese terrorists attacked a military base in Bien Hoa. Ovnand and five other men were watching a movie when, at intermission, assassins attacked and killed Sergeant Ovnand and Major Dale R. Buis. Ovnand's name is misspelled on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as Chester N. Ovnard, but it appears correctly further down on the memorial. Chester was also widely known as Charles amongst his great many friends and family.

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Master Sergeant 2
Birth:
08 Sep 1914 2
Death:
08 Jul 1959 2
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Full Name:
Chester Melvin Ovnand 2
Birth:
08 Sep 1914 2
Male 2
Death:
08 Jul 1959 2
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 2
Age at Death: 44 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 08 Jul 1959 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Residence:
Hometown: Copperas Cove, TX 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Married 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Master Sergeant 2
Company:
Adv Team Bien Hoa 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
& E7 2
Major Command:
MAAG, Vietnam 2
Service:
Army 2
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Religion:
Presbyterian 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 46 2
Panel: 07E 2

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