Chester Thomas O'Brien Photo

Chester Thomas O'Brien

Born: Aug 1, 1897

Death: Jan 24, 1943

Birthplace: Lyons

Nationality: United States

Chester Thomas O'Brien

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1897
Date of Death : Jan 24, 1943
Birth Place : Lyons

Chester Thomas O'Brien was a United States Marine. He was born at Lyons, New York on August 1, 1897. O’Brien enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 24, 1917. He served at Parris Island, aboard Connecticut, at Quantico, Santo Domingo, Guam, China, and on Guadalcanal until his death January 24, 1943. Platoon Sergeant O'Brien was awarded the Silver Star medal for heroic service at Guadalcanal. The Chester T. O'Brien was named in his honor. She was launched February 29, 1944 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. J. Edington, sister of Platoon Sergeant O'Brien; commissioned July 3, 1944, Lieutenant Commander R. D. White, USNR, in command; and reported to the Atlantic fleet.

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