Richard Anthony Choppa

Army of the United States
26 June 1945 - 15 December 1967
Hubbard, Ohio
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Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Anthony Choppa

04 Jul 2008

This is a photo of my second cousin Richard "Doc" Choppa. He was killed in action on December 15, 1967.

I know very little about him as he died 10 years before I was born.

From a cousin,
Amanda Madeline

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 15 December 1967 the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, fought a battle at An My (2) in Binh Dinh Province, a bitter fight that cost the lives of 21 American soldiers:
  • B Company:
    • SGT Juan S. Ozuna, Wapato, WA
    • SP4 Willie French, Pittsboro, NC
    • SP4 Ronald L. Klausing, San Diego, CA

  • C Company:
    • SFC Robert Levine, Jamaica, NY
    • SFC James E. Lynn, Kenosha, WI
    • SFC John D. Roche, Bay City, MI
    • SSG David P. Jewell, Owensboro, KY
    • SGT Richard J. Boeshart, Sioux City, IA
    • CPL Steven Matarazzo, Montgomery, NY
    • SP4 Wayne D. Ryza, Houston, TX
    • CPL Michael D. Sander, Oakland, CA
    • PFC James J. Koprivnikar, Cheswick, PA

  • D Company:
    • 1LT Roy E. Southerland, Morristown, TN
    • SGT Robert L. Flores, Parker, AZ
    • SP4 Ramon Cortes-Rosa, Hialeah, FL
    • SP4 Charles W. Hicks, Butner, NC
    • SP4 Omar Lebron-Domenech, San Sebastian, PR
    • CPL James Tierno, Jackson Heights, NY

  • HQ Company:
    • CPL Richard A. Choppa, Hubbard, OH
    • CPL Riley C. O'Neil, Kansas City, KS
    • PFC Richard M. Proscia, New Hyde Park, NY
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The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Amanda Madeline

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Jul 2008
Last updated 07/20/2008