Americans in Wartime Experience

Larry Chesley

Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, Larry Chesley served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

In 1956, Larry enlisted into the Air Force and became a Crypto Operator.  He got out of the military after a few years to get his degree and would eventually get his commission and retire as a Lt. Colonel.  During the war, Larry piloted F4 Phantoms.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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