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World War II Veteran: Elizes Chaves "Al"

posted on November 7, 2007 at 11:14 AM

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Elizes Chaves was born and raised in Davenport. He volunteered for the service in September, 1942 because he was mad at the Japanese. He trained in aviation mechanics at Corpus Christi, Texas and then Alameda. Al served aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain in the Marshall Islands.

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