Lt. Kenneth Andrew Chewey

Lt. Kenneth Chewey Dies At Philippines Army Base
... Parents Receive Word From War Dept.
On Heels Of Letter From Son

(Aug. 16, 1945) -- Lt. Kenneth Chewey died in the Philippines after a few days of illness on July 23.

Lt. Chewey received two battle stars for action in the Leyte and Luzon campaigns.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen andn Mildred Chewey of 178 Malone Avenue, Belleville, N.J.

Lt. Chewey is a 1940 graduate of Belleville High School.

He enlisted in the Signal Corps Reserve.

Chewey transferred to the Army and then attended basic training at Camp Crowder, and Officer Candidate School at Fort Monmouth.

He was sent overseas to New Guinea, Netherlands, East Indies and the Philippines.

Lt. Chewey's remains were repatriated to U.S. soil. He is interred at Saint Cecilia Cemetery, Rockaway, N.J.

The following excerpt is from the Rutgers Oral
History Archives'
And Some Gave All memorial book:

Kenneth Andrew Chewey '44
(b. July 30, 1922, Newark, NJ -d. July 23, 1945, Manila, Philippines)

Attended Belleville High School, Belleville, NJ
Entered Rutgers September 1940, attended three years
Entered Service October 2, 1942, U.S. Army, commissioned 2nd Lt., May 20,1944

While at Rutgers, Kenneth majored in Electrical Engineering. He was a master concert violinist and served as president of Tau Kappa Epsilon. A member of the Black Fifty, Kenneth attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Monmouth in 1944.

He trained at Camp Crowder, MD and was deployed overseas in January 1945. He served with the Signal Corps in New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies. He also participated in the invasions of Leyte and Luzon.

He was stationed at a Signal Service Battalion at Santa Mesa, Philippines when he became ill. He died shortly after in a Manila hospital.


The Belleville Times, Aug. 16, 1945

And Some Gave All

The Rutgers Oral History Archives

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ken Doty Brown

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

World War II



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