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John J. Chada
Sergeant, United States Army
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John Chada
Attack Location: Pentagon
Age: 55
Home: Manassas, Virginia

John Chada, in the Army, is listed as missing.

Sergeant First class John J. Chada, United States Army (retired),  died on September 11, 2001. A two-time Vietnam veteran, John followed his long military career, serving in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, with more public service. In his current job, he worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Defense Information Management Support Center.

A devoted and outstanding husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, he was a member of the Moose Lodge in Manassas, Virginia, for the past 13 years. During this time, he served as Governor, Junior Governor, Membership Chair, President, Past President and Director of the Moose Legion. He also served on the planning committee for the 2001 Moose Legion Convention and as Fourth District secretary of the Virginia Moose Association. While a member, he earned his Fellowship Degree. A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he was also a member of the American Legion.

Born September 13, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was two days short of his 56th birthday at the time of his passing.

Survivors include Ginger, his wife of 30 years; a daughter, Tammy Merritt; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2001 at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, Virginia, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Monday followed by a Moose and VFW service. The funeral liturgy will be offered 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, Rev. Robert C. Cilinski officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, with military honors.

NOTE: Sergeant Chada was laid to rest in Section 64 of Arlington National Cemetery, in the shadows of the Pentagon.

JJ Chada Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, July 2002

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/13/1945
DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/2001

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson

Posted: 18 November 2001  Updated: 7 July 2002 Updated: 26 May 2003  Updated: 6 July 2003
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JJ Chada Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003