dad is SGT
Eddie E Chervony. He was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico on May 8,
1947. He was the youngest boy, however the second to the youngest of the
seven Chervony children.
My dad and his family came to the United States in 1950 and settled in
New York. In 1962 they moved to Los Angeles.
1966 he graduated from Fremont High School. He and my mother, Carmen Julia
Saez, married in August 26, 1966 and two weeks later he left for Fort
Ord for boot camp. On September 12, 1966, after being at Ft. Ord for
a week, PVT Humphries drew a caricature
of my dad.
was born, while he was in boot camp,
April 1967. My mom says that my dad came to the hospital at night,
several hours after I was born. She remembers waking up and there he was,
in his uniform, she thought she was dreaming. She asked him if he had seen
me, he said yes. He knew that I was his, because I was the only white baby
in the nursery. :)
dad left for Vietnam in August
1967, I was four months old. I don't have any pictures of me with him.
I remember seeing a picture once, or was it only a dream? I was sitting
on his lap. I don't know who had the picture, but boy do I wish I had
it in my possession.
The only father/daughter
picture (Revised 4/99)
dad served with the 1st
Cavalry Division, 1st Battalion, 77th
Field Artillery Regiment, A Battery. He was involved in the Tet
'68. He was involved in the Battle
of Hue , as well as Operation
dad only had 3 months left of his tour, when he was killed. He was killed
the early morning of May 5, 1968 at Landing Zone (LZ) Peanuts. LZ
Peanuts was located near the Lang Vei
Special Forces camp, west of Khe Sanh, which is south of the DMZ.
He died while rescuing 6 men he did not know. He was awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross & Silver Star. The DSC is the second highest medal
awarded. I hope to one day upgrade the DSC to the Medal of Honor.
my dad's only child and I have vowed to him, and his grandson, "Little
Eddie", to keep his memory alive.
miss you dad. . . your little girl. . .