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The Walrus

The Walrus

Vol. 2 No. 21 page 1 May 22, 1953

Inspection Chief

Inspection Chief

First Lieutenant Chadford C. Conway, Ordnance Corps, recently arrived at the Depot to assume charge of the Ammunition Inspection Branch.

With the exception of a ten-month break in 1946, Lt Conway, a West Virginian, has had ten years of wervice in the Army starting in the Airborne Sercive in 1942.

Following seven years with the 82nd Airborne Division he was commissioned in 1949 and transferred to Ordnance and sent to the Aberdeen Ordnance School.

After completing his course in Maryland training center he went overseas where he was stationed at Wels, Austria, until March of this year.

The Conways have two children, Mark, just a year old; and Sherry, age five.

The Walrus

Vol. 2 No. 30 page 1 July 24, 1953

Initial Hole-In-One At BHOD Course Is Made By Conway

Lt. Chadford C. Conway scored the first hole-in-one in the seven year history of the BHOD Golf Course last Friday, when he sank his tee shot on the 145 yard, par 3, first hole. Conway used a seven iron, the ball hittling about five yards in front of the green and rolling straight on in. The feat was witnessed by the other members of his foursome, F. Begert, C. Cannon, and L. Funk; and Conway was presented with the scorecard, duly signed and notarized, as a hedge against any future coubting-Thomases.

The Walrus

Vol. 3 No. 3 page 9 Jan. 15, 1954

Lt. Conway Leaving For Airborne Unit At Fort Bragg

Lt. Chadford C. Conway is being transferred to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Although he will not report for duty until February 10, the Lieutenant is leaving the Depot on Sunday and will visit his home at Nitro, West Virginia, enroute to his new post.

Lt. Conway, who has been at BHOD for the past nine months, will be accompanied by Mrs. Conway and their two children, Sherry Louise age 5, and Mark age 2. Mr. Chadford C. Conway, age 87 of 990 Hunting Avenue in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. The family will greet friends after the service at graveside. Mr. Conway was born July 22, 1923 in Plymouth, WV to the late James M. and Goldie Smith Conway. He was a retired veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean War and World War II. He is survived by his wife, Helen Gilbert Conway of the home; three sons, Craig Conway of Lincolnton, Mark Conway of Columbia, SC, and Bruce Conway of Pauline, SC; one daughter, Sherry Reace of Gastonia; one sister, Audrey Smith of Charlottesville, VA; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Grave marker for Chadford C. Conway in Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Lincolnton (Lincoln), North Carolina. Chadford enlisted in the Army ca. 11 August 1943 and was immediately assigned to I Company, 508th PIR. Cpl Conway particpated in the jump into Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was awarded A Bronze Service Arrowhead device as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge. Following the war Cpl Conway re-enlisted in August 2946 and late earned a commission. He retired as a Lt. Colonel.

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