Mark Constant Chenis - KIA
1Lt Mark Constant Chenis was born in Fairfield, CT on November 10, 1944. In October of 1968, he was serving with the 7th Air Force, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Phan Rang AB, Vietnam.
On 17 October 1968, Chenis was flying F-100 #553661 when he attempted to abort his takeoff. The airplane overran the runway and crashed. Mark was KIA.
He is honored on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC, with his name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 41w, Line 68, and is buried at the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, CT.
- 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron/35th Tactical Fighter Wing/7th Air Force, Phan Rang, AB, Vietnam (F-100)
Awards & Decorations
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Military & Civilian Education
- Rutgers University