Tec5 Victor A. Chaney

Company F, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division

Victor Chaney was born on July 26, 1925 in Indiana. He was drafted in 1943 and was inducted into the Army on December 22nd of the same year. Following his basic training, Victor went overseas on July 1, 1944 and arrived in England two weeks later.

Landing with the 5th Infantry Division on Utah Beach in July, 1944, he fought through the hedgerows of Normandy as an infantryman. Victor and his unit pushed on towards Northern France and liberated towns such as Angers and Reims. When the 5th Infantry reached Metz, Victor was reassigned to 2029th POW Detachment, where he helped manage and handle German POWs at a camp in Fontainebleau.

Victor was discharged on November 16, 1945, however he reenlisted in 1948 and fought in the Korean War. Victor retired from the Army with over 20 years of service.