Tree named for fallen Vietnam vet from Throggs Neck

A Throggs Neck Vietnam veteran is finally getting recognition for his service, nearly five decades after his death. A tree has been planted in Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park and named in honor

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2012, 5:14 PM

Updated 4,244 days ago

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Tree named for fallen Vietnam vet from Throggs Neck
A Throggs Neck Vietnam veteran is finally getting recognition for his service, nearly five decades after his death.
A tree has been planted in Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park and named in honor of Chester Schapanick, known to loved ones as Sonny. The Marine was killed during an ambush while serving his country.
Schapanick's brother, Frank, says he's especially excited because the tree is the first one people will see when they walk into the park.


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