WO1 Michael L. Cheney was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/05/1980 at the age of 38.1 from Auto accident
Roseburg, OR
Flight Classes 66-19 and 66-17
Date of Birth 09/14/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 116 AHC in 67, 611 TC in 70
Call sign in Vietnam STINGER 82
This information was provided by Steve Dillman, Gene Humphrey, SSN search

More detail on this person: Head on auto accident, as Deputy Sherrif in Oregon. Deputy Cheney and Deputy Raymond Williams were killed when their patrol pickup was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Highway 82 near Elgin, Oregon. The drunk driver was also killed in the collision. The deputies were returning from a search and rescue mission when the incident occurred. Deputy Cheney had only served with the department for 14 days and had previously served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his two daughters, parents, and siblings.

Burial information: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR

This information was last updated 12/09/2018

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