Chester F. Walczak

USS West Virginia

Chester Frank Walczak (Chet) was born on 13 July 1913 in Chicago, Illinois and died on 3 February 2006 in Los Alamitos, California. Chester Walczak is buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary in Cypress, California

Chester Walczak was a retired United States Naval Officer with over 30 years of active duty service. He was a survivor of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, while serving as a sailor aboard the USS Battleship West Virginia. He survived many other famous battles of World War II in the Pacific theater including: Tarawa, Siapan, the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. Chester was a witness to the Japanese surrender while aboard the USS Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. Chester Walczak served aboard the Cruiser USS Los Angeles during the Inchon invasion of the Korean War.

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