Terri,I was saddened to learn of your father's passing. He was an American hero. I wish I could have had the honor of meeting him.
Your family is in our minds and hearts. We are sorry to hear of your loss. I have a memory of a man who was always willing to help out, either w/ a family in need or teaching one of us to hit a baseball. What he stood for and displayed, on a daily basis, will be truly missed.
Hey Terri and Billy,I am very sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was truly a nice person, he always got a huge grin upon seeing someone he knew and would take time to shot the breeze or help anyone I
ever saw him meet. He was indeed a great naval man and it showed especially to me
when talking to the sailors under him on his last command U.S.S. Iowa where he was
the ships Bosun. I often work on the ships
while they are in port and did a lot of work
on the Iowa while he was on it and I would
tell the guys that Bosun Chadwick was my
neighbor ,they would laugh ,tell me what a cool guy he was and how they really actually got a kick working under his leadership, it also got me a free pass to anything I needed because I was "Bosun Chadwick's Buddy", I know they really loved him,and from knowing him I know why. I know I'll miss him ,as I know you all will.
Rest easy Boat's......
Billy Mike, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our hearts go out to you and the family at such a hard time in life. We are here for you if you need anything! Be strong and embrace his soul. Our prayers are with you and the family!!
Teresa, Billy Mike, Deeply sorry to read of your father's passing. He was a real gentleman and an avid enthusiast of his children. Every time I would run into him, he would let me know how well you were doing. We will always keep him in our prayers. Once again our sincerest condolences. Mr & Mrs Giersch
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Teresa & Billy Mike,
It is with great sadness to read about the passing of your father. Your Dad was a special man, admired and respected, and a true American Patriot and icon. Condolences also from our sons, Jerry Jr. and Jeff. God Bless your family.
My condolences to your family on the passing of your father. I served on the USS Newport News CA-148 from 1967-1968. Didn't know your Dad and don't know the time span he was on "the greatest ship to ever sail the sea", but I feel he was my shipmate and I share your loss. I am also a lifetime VFW member Post 9337, Gastonia, NC. May God bless you and hold you close in the days and weeks ahead.
My condolences to your family on the passing of Warrant Officer Chadwick. I served on the USS Newport News CA-148 from 1962-1963. Didn't know your Dad and don't know the time span he was on "the greatest ship to ever sail the sea", but I feel he was my shipmate and I share your loss. I am a lifetime member of AMVET's Guy Lee Post #1985, Lancaster, OH. May God bless you and hold you close in the days and weeks ahead.
I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Chadwick family on the passing of your father. Although I did not personally know Chief Chadwick, I feel we have a lot in common. I know we’ve walked the same halls of RCHS as I graduated from that great school in 1959. We also walked the same teak wood decks of USS Newport News CA-148, the best cruiser ever made. I was on board from 1963 to 1966. Any seaman who achieves the rank of Chief Warrant Officer has to be the best of the best.
I took the liberty of passing his obituary notice to the RCHS alumni office. He will be remembered at our annual alumni mass and breakfast in November. He will also be remembered during the memorial ceremony at the next NN’s reunion in 2012.
Again, my sincere condolences,
Billy Mike and Teresa,
I served with your Dad on USS Maloy 1960-62 when he was a BM2. I was a Radarman 2nd Class. We both were very fortunate to serve in our final years in the Navy at the top of our profession I served 30 years. I bumped into your Dad at the Commissary in Little Creek, VA some 48 years later and immediately recognized him, the towering figure of a man that he was. I repeat here a age old saying used for Navy men and women who have passed on "Sailor Rest Your Oars".
With deepest sympathy,
Life member VFW Post 4809
Billy and Terri, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We can still hear his wonderful stories and will always remember how he adored you both and embraced Katie with such love. It was a privilege to know him.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.