Larry Maysey lived in Chester for all of his young life, and he was a friend, a companion and a role model. When his nation needed him, he was there, not only enlisting for service in Viet Nam, but volunteering for training in the most difficult of assignments. Larry became a member of the elite Para rescue unit and by October of 1967 Sergeant Maysey, Rescue Specialist, was flying rescue missions all over Southeast Asia. On November 9, 1967, he was killed as his helicopter crashed to the ground. Larry was awarded the highest honor that the United States Air Force conveys. Along Main Street, on Memorial Day, 2005 the “Larry Maysey Veteran's Memorial” was dedicated to not only Larry's memory, but to all those from Chester who have died in war.
Larry Masey Memorial
Chester Historical Society PO Box 376 ~ Chester, NJ07930