Eddie Edwin Chervony
27 Oct 1997
My dad is SGT Eddie E Chervony. He was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico on May 8, 1947. He was the youngest boy, however the second to the youngest of the seven Chervony children. My dad and his family came to the United States in 1950 and settled in New York. In 1962 they moved to Los Angeles.
In 1966 he graduated from Fremont High School. He and my mother, Carmen Julia Saez, married in August 26, 1966 and two weeks later he left for Fort Ord for boot camp. On September 12, 1966, after being at Ft. Ord for a week, PVT Humphries drew a caricature of my dad.
I was born, while he was in boot camp, in April 1967. My mom says that my dad came to the hospital at night, several hours after I was born. She remembers waking up and there he was, in his uniform, she thought she was dreaming. She asked him if he had seen me, he said yes. He knew that I was his, because I was the only white baby in the nursery. :)
My dad left for Vietnam in August 1967, I was four months old. I don't have any pictures of me with him. I remember seeing a picture once, or was it only a dream? I was sitting on his lap. I don't know who had the picture, but boy do I wish I had it in my possession. The only father/daughter picture.
My dad served with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was involved in the Tet '68. He was involved in the Battle of Hue, as well as Operation Pegasus.
My dad only had 3 months left of his tour when he was killed. He was killed the early morning of May 5, 1968 at Landing Zone (LZ) Peanuts. LZ Peanuts was located near the Lang Vei Special Forces camp, west of Khe Sanh, which is south of the DMZ. He died while rescuing 6 men he did not know. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star. The DSC is the second highest medal awarded. I hope to one day upgrade the DSC to the Medal of Honor.
I was my dad's only child and I have vowed to him, and his grandson, "Little Eddie", to keep his memory alive.
I miss you dad. . . your little girl. . .Jeanette Chervony
Eddie's grandson Eddie
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Sergeant Eddie Chervony is buried in
Site 17, Row D, Section 419,
Los Angeles National Cemetery,
Los Angeles, California.
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