CHESTER COSGROVE

CHESTER COSGROVE - LCPL

  • HOMETOWN:
  • bloomfield
  • COUNTY:
  • Essex
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • January 17, 1949
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • November 17, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Marines
  • RANK:
  • LCPL
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


 Chester Cosgrove was born on January 17, 1949.  His home of record is Bloomfield, NJ.  Being 6 feet 5 inches tall, Chet, as his friends knew him, was a great asset to the Bloomfield High School basketball team.  He also played soccer and was a member of the varsity baseball team.

He served in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Lance Corporal (LCPL).  Chester was a CAP Marine (Combined Actions Program).  CAP Marines pledged to defend the villages that they were assigned.  Chester arrived in country on January 13, 1968.  His unit was CAP 1-3-7 CACO 1-3, 1st CAG, Combined Action, III MAF.

Cosgrove was killed in action on November 17, 1968.  He died as results of wounds received on November 16, 1968. 

Information provided by Steven Cerretani (friend), Donald Prete (Friend) and NJVVMF.

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