We salute an American hero

October 31, 2011

The Disabled American Veterans of Chapter 55 is morning the loss of one of their past commanders, George E. Chenevert, and want to pay tribute to this American hero. His close military friend knew him best as Frenchie.

George E. Chenevert, 100, passed away on Oct. 20 at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He was born May 13, 1911, to the late Joseph and Roseanna Chevenert.

George worked as an alarm technician for Burns Electric. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. George received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, one Silver Star and numerous other medals.

He served as the past commander of the VFW, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55. George was also a member of the 40 1/8th and the Retired Naval Personal and Fleet Reserve.

He leaves his two sons; Roger J. of Agawam and Alan E. and his wife Barbara of East Longmeadow, He also leaves eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. We want to pay tribute to this great American Hero, Chapter 55 of The Disabled American Veterans salutes you for all the selfless service acts. We will never forget. George E. Chenevert you made this country what it is today and we thank you.

Jilladele Pasteris, DAV Chapter 55

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