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Chester Nez Collection

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Chester Nez Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Chester Nez
State of Birth:
NM
Home State:
NM
Note:
Veteran states that he was born "on his cousin's brother's trading post."
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-1945
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Marine Corps
Unit of Service:
1st Marine Division; 3rd Marine Division
Location of Service:
Camp Pendleton, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Bougainville Island (Solomon Islands); Guam (Mariana Islands); Peleliu Island (Palau); Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns:
Guadalcanal, Guam, Peleliu
Highest Rank:
Corporal
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran was a Navajo Code Talker and he received the Congressional Gold Medal.

War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1950-1951
Branch of Service:
Marine Corps
Location of Service:
Korea
Prisoner of War:
No

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] --Reference copy
Video: DVD [1 item] --Reference copy
Interviewer:
Carol Fleming
Interviewer:
Warren C. Salomon
Contributor:
Don Chalmers Ford
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Navajo Code Talker's Project
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/54891
Subjects:
Nez, Chester
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Chester Nez Collection
(AFC/2001/001/54891), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   6/5/2014

 

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