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First Name: Gene

Last Name: Chepely

Birthplace: Granite City, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Edward

Date of Birth: 07 April 1945

Date of Death: 07 February 1966

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Gene Edward Chepely

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Gene Edward Chepely
Private First Class, U.S. Army

Gene E. Chepely was born on 7 April 1945.

On 7 February 1966, Private First Class Gene Edward 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 with Bronze Star


The name Gene E Chepely is located on Panel 5E Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Private First Class Gene Edward Chepely is buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Madison County, IL, in Section 6, Lot 92, Grave 5.


Honoree ID: 3636   Created by: MHOH




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