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Peter Hayden Chapman II, Captain, USAF, (KIA)August 26, 1940 – April 06, 1972
CHAPMAN, Peter Hayden II, aged 31 years, a resident of Centerburg, Captain in U.S. Air Force, was killed in action on the 6th of April, 1972 in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
He was flying in a helicopter that was shot down and was missing in action for 25 years. Although it has been omitted in this Volume due to limited space, the story of how his remains were found and returned is as interesting as it is inspiring.
For more information or copies of the news report contact Mount Vernon Library. If a book existed entitled “Heroes in Knox County Ohio”, it would certainly contain his name and story. He is one of the many important reasons we are still free.
Peter was born on the 26th of August, 1940, location unknown, the son of Peter H. 1900-1981 and Dorothy J. [Bone] Chapman 1908-1997.
Captain Peter Chapman’s remains, found, recovered and returned to authorities by farmers in Vietnam are now buried in Lock Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio.
Copied from book, “Unnatural Cause in Knox County Ohio – Volume III 1950-2015” – by Todd J. Dean, 2015.