Captain Michael D. Chwan ( 10/26/1938 - 9/30/1965). The son of Czechoslovakian immigrants to the U.S., he grew up in Bayonne, NJ. The local VFW has a museum there housing a display honoring Captain Chwan. (Pictured at right; click on photo to link to their website)
Dana Chwan with "Swan's Angels" and other veterans atop the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., November 1984.
Dana Chwan with her double-amputee, Vietnam Vet buddy, Herman "Woody" Woods.
Swan’s Angels/ Vietnam Veterans whom Dana and Woody met at ‘the Wall’:
From left: Dennis Avon, Danny Rose, "Woody", Pat Gravelin and Gary Tobul
Colonel Cecil B. Currey (11/29/1932 - 3/12/2013)
served two years active duty in the US Army, followed by service in the Florida National Guard and US Army Reserve until he retired as a Colonel from the Chaplain Corps in 1992. Veteran, Author and Professor of History and beloved friend.
Dana with Charles Yonts in Tallahassee
at the dedication of the Florida
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Charles Murray, Marty Lewandowski, Joe Kochanski, Angelo Vellano (RIP). Front: Herman “Woody’ Woods from California, and far right, Marty Comer.