Veterans Committee

Chilchinbeto Chapter Veterans Committee

Chilchinbeto Honor Private 1st Class, Peter Yazzie Claw, PFC

Peter Yazzie Claw was born and raised in Chilchinbeto, Arizona to Elsie and John Billy. He served with honor in the United States Army. He was killed in Action on April 5th, 1968 in Kontum, South Vietnam. The community of Chilchinbeto Chapter honor his sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy.

The decorations earned by PFC Peter Yazzie Claw include: The Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Private Yazzie grew up herding sheep in the White Mesa area. Following graduation from Intermountain High School, he enlisted for the military. He began his tour on March 13th, 1968 with 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, A Company. During his service in the Vietnam War, Army PFC Claw experienced a traumatic event which ultimately resulted in loss of life on April 5, 1968.

Chilchinbeto Community Veterans

Jimmy Arthur

U.S. Army

Mike Lee Charley

U.S. Marine Corps

Terry Dayish

U.S. Marine Corps

Jimmy Kinlacheeney

U.S. Army

Fred Singer

U.S. Marine Corps

Clifford Baste

U.S. Marine Corps

Nelson Charley, Jr.

U.S. Navy

Bob Lee Gambler

U.S. Army

Albert Laughter

U.S. Navy

Robert Singer

U.S. Marine Corps

Cosima Begay

U.S. Army

Savannah S. Charley

U.S. Navy & U.S. Army

Clinton Gilbert

U.S. Marine Corps

Paul Madson

U.S. Marine Corps

Billander Sullivan

U.S. Army

 

O’Ryan Begay

U.S. Marine Corps

Vircynthea Lee Charley

U.S. Army

Pete Gilmore

U.S. Army

Denisha Parks

U.S. Army

Tony Tahe

U.S. Army

Howard Begay

U.S. Marine Corps

Kevin Colbert

U.S. Marine Corps & U.S. Navy

Brian Ironmoccasin

U.S. Marine Corps

Junior Ralph

U.S. Army

Gwendolyn Thomas

U.S. Army

Gilbert Benally

U.S. Navy

Tom Curleyhair

U.S. Marine Corps

Shawl Ironmoccasin

U.S. Marine Corps

Casey Sanders

U.S. Army

Orlando Tso

U.S. Marine Corps

Jaron Q. Benally

U.S. Marine Corps

Patricia Dan

U.S. Army

Justin Jones

U.S. Marine Corps

Alfred Singer

U.S. Army

Colby Yazzie

U.S. Marine Corps

Donavon Big

U.S. Navy

Jared Big

U.S. Navy

Shawn Big

U.S. Marine Corps

Arktavian K. Brady

U.S. Army

Randale Charley

U.S. Army

Wilson R. Yazzie

U.S. Army

Derik Yellowhair

U.S. Marine Corps

Marvin Yellowhair

U.S. Marine Corps

Lucinda Young

U.S. Army

Melody Gorman

U.S. Army

Joseph Claw

U.S. Marine Corps

Chaston Yazzie

U.S. Marine Corps

 

Chilchinbeto Chapter Monthly Veterans Meeting

May 2021 Meeting To Be Announced

Chilchinbeto Chapter Parking Lot

veterans committee officials

Peter Hewey

Paul Madson