Alvin Chavous

Date of Birth: 03/30/1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Street: N. 58th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 10/21/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
Panel Row: 17

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Chavous joined the Community Baptist Church at 40th and Spring Garden streets as a youngster, and loved singing in the church choir. He played trumpet in the West Catholic High School band and worked as a porter before entering the Marine Corps in April 1965, two weeks after turning 18. The lance corporal, a fire team leader in Company C of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on October 21, 1967. He was 20 years old. Survivors included his parents and

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