Alvin Chavous

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 28 / 45
Date of Birth: 30-Mar-1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Street: N. 58th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 21-Oct-1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Chavous joined the Community Baptist Church at 40th and Spring Garden streets as a youngster, and loved singing in the church choir. He played trumpet in the West Catholic High School band and worked as a porter before entering the Marine Corps in April 1965, two weeks after turning 18. The lance corporal, a fire team leader in Company C of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on October 21, 1967. He was 20 years old. Survivors included his parents and