Edward Thomas “Chip” Duchnowski
Edward Thomas “Chip” Duchnowski was a Massachusetts native who died on Patriots Day in 2018. He only left Clinton, Mass., to serve as a Marine — as a 17-year-old, going to war. While in Vietnam, he engaged in ground combat. He received the Marine Corps CAR (Combat Action Ribbon) and was promoted from private to corporal and then to the leadership rank of sergeant. He re-enlisted after completing his initial three-year commitment, and was stationed in California following his tour of duty in Vietnam.
Chip was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps during the summer of 1970, a 21-year-old whose life and vision would remain largely defined by his service during an increasingly unpopular war.
Chip’s family and friends have started a fund for Yoga Warriors in Chip’s honor. Click here to learn more and donate.