William Chapman

Date of Birth: 12/04/1942
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. Sydenham Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 05/15/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
Panel Row: 15

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Chapman enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1961 after attending Thomas Edison High School. He spent most of his seven-year career in the United States before serving as a cannoneer and ammunition carrier in Vietnarn. The 25-year-old lance corporal was due home in July 1968, around the time of his sixth wedding anniversary. Assigned to Battery B of the 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He died in Quang Nam Province on May 15, 1968, of non-combat causes. Chapman was survived by his wife, three daughters, his parents and a sister.

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