(Howard) was born in the town of Wolfeboro, NH., the son of Arthur
F. Chamberlin and Phyllis L. Chamberlin also of Wolfeboro. He had three
brothers, Harold, Charles, and John. One sister Carol as well as one
half sister, Donna Lee. He is severely missed by all of us and will
be remembered as long as the family is around. We have the honor of
placing an American flag on his grave for every Memorial Day.
lost my older brother over in Nam in Sept. '67 when they got overrun
in Con Tien. At least I got to see him at Camp Pendleton one last time.
He was only 20. He was in the 26th Marines. Even though Dad was regular
Army, he is damn proud of his sons from the US Marines.
joined the Marines in 1966. My first outfit after Schools Platoon in
Camp Pendleton was 3/27. We were sent to Nam and in '67, after six months
3/27's flag with a lot of second timers was sent back to the States
to retire the flag, and so I was sent to 1/7. I
presently have a brother serving as a Warrant Officer in the reserves.
have been reelected and installed as Commander in the American Legion
for the fifth time. This is a big honor for me, and it is all because
of my brother. Though I'm damn proud to be a Marine, I threw my whole
self into the Legion in repayment of all the Legion did after Mickey
(Howard) was killed.
my Mom passed away, (July 2000) and she was buried right next to Mickey.
I will always remember him, and that is why I started doing what I do.
our family, Thank you.