Chaney, Roy Lee


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Apr-1950

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service:  28-Feb-1970

Start of tour: 4-Aug-1970

Incident date: 31-Dec-1970

Date of casualty: 31-Dec-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Roy Lee Chaney was killed while on a military mission when a booby trap detonated. / On dismounted reconnaissance patrol and detonated hostile booby trap.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Roy Lee Chaney
PSG Richard Eugene Dodd
SGT Alfredo Salazar
SGT Dennis Wade Webster

Location of fatality: Binh Thuy, South Vietnam, ZS 125 945

Place of interment: Concordia Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 05W 016 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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