Marine Corps 1st Lt. C. Chandler Perine was my uncle and he loved me.
He died in the service of his country on November 15, 1970 at the age of 26 when the plane he was piloting suffered mechanical failure during take off from McGuire AFB, New Jersey
Chan, my father's younger brother, served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, a football player in college and "class flirt" in high school.
He is dearly missed.
My youngest son, Chandler Perine Taylor, is named in honor of him.