Arthur Fletcher Chaney

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
27 June 1947 - 03 May 1968
Vienna, Virginia
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Art Chaney

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27 Apr 2004

Dear Art,

It will soon be 36 years that the Army Chaplain walked into my office. I was confused for a short time trying to think why he wanted to talk to me privately and then it registered that we had, in some manner, lost you. We were all devastated, the family, friends and neighbors. Your Mother and I have felt the sorrow and anguish every day. The confusion and conflicting reports about your accident and recovery hasn't helped us. We attended a POW/MIA briefing, this just added more pain, but they are working hard and it is our fervent hope your body will be recovered and a proper burial can be scheduled. We are proud to say in your short time you certainly left your mark, son, the remembrances and memorials in your name are numerous. You will not be forgotten.

From his Father and Mother,
Hugh F. And Lillian R. Chaney

28 Dec 2004

Dear Art,

We have never met before. I am your nephew, Hunter Chaney. I am your brother Lon's son. I wish we could of met and told me all of the exciting stories, like my grandfather does and all of the awards that he had got. Our family still prays for you and you won't be forgotten.

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On 03 May 1968 CWO Bobby McKain , pilot, and WO Arthur Chaney, co-pilot, were flying an AH-1G Cobra (tail number 66-15332) on an armed escort mission for a reconnaissance team. While operating near Co Roc Mountain on the eastern side of the A Shau Valley, about 15 km southwest of Khe Sanh, the crew engaged an NVA 37mm anti-aircraft site and were hit by return fire. The Cobra broke up at about 1500 above ground, with the main fuselage and tail boom falling separately to the ground. The fuselage section exploded and burned after ground impact. Other aircrew in the area observed the post-crash fire but did not see any signs of survivors, nor was radio contact made with either crewman. The enemy presence precluded insertion of a ground team, preventing recovery of the crew. The crash was judged to have been unsurvivable and both men were classed as "Killed in Action/Body not Recovered". As of 30 December 2004 their remains have not been recovered.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his Father and Mother,
Hugh F. And Lillian R. Chaney 
27 Apr 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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