Chester Arthur Lederhouse, Jr
Lance Corporal
B CO, 3RD ENG BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Ramsonville, New York
January 19, 1947 to July 13, 1966
(Incident Date May 13, 1966)
CHESTER A LEDERHOUSE Jr is on the Wall at Panel 19E, Line 125

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Chester A Lederhouse
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During the Vietnam War there was no overriding reason to keep close track of names of the men and women who died as a result of military service in the war zone. A decade after the withdrawal of US forces, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was approved for construction. The service branches went back through their records to identify our dead by name.

Inevitably some men who should have been named on the "Wall" were not. Over the years additional names have been inscribed on the Wall - some were men who died after the war as a result of wounds received in the war or from disease or illness, and others were men whose names were overlooked in earlier years.

The Department of Defense approved having his name etched on the Wall during May 2016, along with 7 other names. His name was etched as close to the names as possible of those who died the same day where space was found to add his name. These are the 8 men who were added to the memorial this year:

LCPL Jeffrey R. Barber, Panel 21W Row 001
PFC Michael G. Frey, Panel 21W Row 115
LCPL Chester A. Lederhouse Jr, Panel 19E Row 125
SP4 James S. McGough, Panel 04W Row 045
CPO Leonard E. Outlaw, Panel 03W Row 052
PFC Lee A. Rawn, Panel 16E Row 056
SP5 Jimmy L. Smith, Panel 17W Row 092
LCPL John D. Stenhouse, Panel 58W Row 010


Chester A Lederhouse
The 3rd brother named above is Casper B.

He was buried with in North Ridge Cemetery, North Ridge, Niagara County, New York. His parents, Ethel M. (Williams) Lederhouse (1924-2008) and Chester A. Lederhouse, Sr (1913-1989) were laid to rest in the same cemetery.

Chester Sr, was also a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving in the Army Air Corps from when he enlisted on 9 September 1942, until his release on 17 February 1946.

On Sunday, July 13, 1969, the family posted the following memorial in the Niagara Falls Gazette:

Chester A Lederhouse

- - - The Virtual Wall, June 19, 2016


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