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TERRY FRANKLIN LEAZER


is honored on Panel 20E, Line 96 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of ENFN Terry F. Leazer

    Posted on 3/5/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On May 24, 1967, a river patrol composed of two PBR’s (river patrol boats) from River Division 53, Task Force 116, was being conducted on the Ham Luong River in Kien Hoa Province, RVN. When approximately six miles from Ben Tre, the boats, PBR 101 and PBR 106, received intense enemy fire from the north bank of the river. Automatic weapons fire was unleashed from several Viet Cong positions along the bank. The leading boat, PBR 101, returned the fire and was almost immediately hit forward by a round of 57mm recoilless rifle fire. The round killed the patrol officer, LT Charles D. Witt, and the forward gunner, ENFN Terry F. Leazer, and the boat captain, ETR2 Roy L. Castleberry. Moments later, machine gun fire killed the midships gunner, SN Michael C. Quinn, as the PBR veered toward the bank out of control. The PBR’s sole survivor, SN M.J. Devlin, was wounded but managed to bring the stricken boat under control and turn clear of the range of fire. PBR 106 covered 101’s withdrawal and launched a high-speed run against the enemy positions. During the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, a 57mm round struck the boats vertical armor, killing a Vietnamese National Maritime Policeman, and seriously wounding the boat captain and after gunner. In addition, the round’s impact disabled the boat’s port engine. The PBR continued the engagement, weaving and delivering a high volume of fire at the stretch of enemy sites until the PBR’s supply of ammunition was nearly exhausted. Shortly thereafter, a PBR patrol from an adjacent area rendezvoused with PBR’s 101 and 106 and escorted them to Ben Tre. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear FN Terry Franklin Leazer, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Photo

    Posted on 12/2/10
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • WE remember

    Posted on 12/24/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Terry is buried at Shriver Cemetery in Harvard, Iowa.
  • Terry's Viet Nam Story & Photo

    Posted on 8/30/04 - by David Leazer, CTTC, USN (Ret.) dbleaze@hotmail.com
    Terry is my cousin, after finding a posting from his best friend in High School (Randy Stafford) we resolved to find out what happened to him in Nam. Randy and I have found out from his shipmates what happened. Anyone who wants the information can e-mail and I will be happy to send it.

    I would have liked to know my cousin better, but I do remember him before he shipped out and left us to soon.

    I have attached is photo, so that he is not just a name on the wall.

    Take Care Cousin, we all miss you!

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