Chester Andrew Molley

Military Data
Length Service 02
Unit 1st Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Start Tour 21 December 1968
Incident Date 23 April 1969
Casualty Date 23 April 1969
Age at Loss 23
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds

Vietnam Wall Panel 26W Line 033

Paul Sims
1804 Vandora Springs Road,  Garner, NC 27529
Chet and I met several times at the girl’s dorm at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, while waiting for our dates. We engaged in casual conversation. Our dates I married mine I wonder if he married his? Lived on the same floor and thus knew each other. I heard of his passing in an alumni newsletter in 1969. He’s the only Vietnam casualty I ever knew. He seemed like a nice guy. I’m sorry we never double-dated. When I get to DC, I will put a flower at the wall for Chet. The war was a bit more real to me because of him. May he rest in peace.
Friday, July 07, 2000

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 June 1945
  • Date of death: 23 April 1969
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star with V Device, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Hamblen Memory Gardens, Morristown, Hamblen County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Bottom Panel
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