"Velocity of Love"
Rubbing from the VVM
Rubbing From The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel 
55 East ~ Line 6

Sgt. Eddie Chervony

Sergeant Eddie E. Chervony
May 8, 1947 ~ May 5, 1968

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May 5, 1968
May 24, 1968
vVietnam War Remembrance Quilt
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77th Field Artillery Association
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Chervony Hall
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My 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.

In 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.

Baby Pic of Eddie's Daughter
I was born, while he was in boot camp,
in 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. :)


My 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)

My 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 Pegasus.

My 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.

I was my dad's only child and I have vowed to him, and his grandson, "Little Eddie", to keep his memory alive.

At The Wall
I miss you dad. . . your little girl. . .

On May 9, 1997, 
his wife Carmen, met up with him in HEAVEN.
They will now be Together Forever!!
Click Here for the ONLY  picture I have of my parents together

A Candle Light Reflection
(Photo taken by Gary Lee)
His name can be found on
Panel 55E, Line 6
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

On May 5, 1968 there were 187 United State military casualties.....
Ten men of the 1/77th were killed within the 24 hours period
of May 4-5, 1968.
In May 1968, America lost over 2,370 of our loved ones, almost 77 a day.
The week of May 3-10, 1968 we had 730 KIAs the most casualties in one week,
in the history of the War.

Sonogram of My Dad's FIRST Grandchild

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