CHERVONY HALL DEDICATED
It took a little over three years, but finally on Friday, April 23, the 75th FA Brigade troop barracks building 914 on Fort Sill was officially dedicated as Chervony Hall. On hand for the dedication was the grandson of SGT Eddie E Chervony, Eddie Chervony II, his daughter Jeanette Chervony, and his sisters Olga Chervony and Rachel Cherbony.
SGT Eddie Chervony was awarded the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross at the cost of his life on May 5th, 1968 on Landing Zone Peanuts between Khe Sanh Combat Base and the Laos border. He was assigned as the commo chief for Alpha Battery, 1/77th Artillery, First Cavalry Division at the time. Also attending the dedication was the battery commander at that time, Ron Weiss, XO Mike Maynard, along with battery members Les Ward, Roy Gober and Barry Luedke.
In his opening remarks at the ceremony, 1-77th FA CPT Aaron Flecker said, "Chervony was a leader who exemplified the Army values. It is appropriate for this building at Fort Sill, which will be used as a home for the 77th artillerymen, to be named Eddie E. Chervony Hall." Flecker went on to say, "Members of the unit will have a daily reminder of the real-life example of the Army values and sacrifice one man made in order to uphold them to the best of his ability. Click on the 'play' button in the box to see the full 20-minute video of the dedication ceremony.