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Chichenoff, Roy

Roy Chichenoff
Unknown City, Alaska
Born 1924
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 10730132
Killed in Action
Died July 29, 1950 in Korea
Private First Class Chichenoff was a member of the 16th Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 29, 1950. Private First Class Chichenoff was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Death of Roy Chichenoff

Private Chichenoff was killed at the battle of Chirye when his platoon was cut-off by a North Korean Battalion. Most of the men managed to retreat, burn their jeeps, and march 30 miles through the mountains. Some of the men were killed in the battle and some were captured and executed. My father was at the battle, but he is uncertain how Mr. Chichenoff met his fate.

Posted by Earl L. Willoughby, Jr. of Tennessee



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