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JOHN MICHAEL CHRISTENSEN

  • Wall Name:JOHN M CHRISTENSEN
  • Date of Birth:8/19/1946
  • Date of Casualty:4/13/1972
  • Home of Record:OGDEN
  • County of Record:WEBER COUNTY
  • State:UT
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 135
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:NZ

RONALD AVERY MALL

  • Wall Name:RONALD A MALL
  • Date of Birth:8/12/1946
  • Date of Casualty:4/13/1972
  • Home of Record:FARMINGTON
  • County of Record:SAN JUAN COUNTY
  • State:NM
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 136
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

DAVID LEVERETT LEET


is honored on Panel 2W, Line 136 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Memorial Day 2017

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by don.collie@yahoo.com
    I worked in the same office with Capt. Leet at MCAS Cherry Point. I was a young enlisted marine and he was a marine aviator. He never knew it but I looked up to him especially when he passed by in his flight gear headed for the flight line. That was my idea of a Marine!
    I have never forgot him and never will. I have not been to the wall but I ask a friend who was there to get a rubbing. It is my display case and it will remain there until I am gone.
    Semper Fi Capt.
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  • Bracelet

    Posted on 5/22/17 - by Junky Jack Baldwin JackBaldwinKW@gmail.com
    I've now read all the remembrances and saw that people offered bracelets. I'd love to have one. I don't wear jewelry but I would be proud to wear hi name. It funny I was watching Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown about Vietnam and I thought of David and Johns plane going down which lead me to this website I never knew about. If anyone has a bracelet they're willing to part with I'd love to have it. Jack Baldwin 1215 Knowles Lane Key West Fla 33040. 305-587-7799. Thanks.
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  • VMCJ-1 Veteran

    Posted on 5/22/17 - by Jack Baldwin
    Jason I was a mechanic in your fathers squadron VMCJ1. I was back in Iwakuni when his plane went down. I remember your father fondly, he was down to earth and a very nice guy. I have kept him in my thoughts all these years, and have visited the wall many times, always looking for your dad and Lt. Christensen, another great guy. All these years now he's been gone and I never knew he had a son. I think I talked to your mother at one point, I live in Key West and we've had VMCJ reunions here. I would have reached out to you years ago, my friends and I were the misfits, hippies with short hair, not really the traditional military types but we speak fondly of your father. We keep in touch with each other but we haven't had a real reunion in years. I'm out of space. Jack Baldwin 305-587-7799 reach out if you wish.
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  • Friend and Fellow Marine

    Posted on 7/23/16 - by Willis J King Jr umpireattire@att.net
    My wife, Eileen and I were newly married, when I started Flight School in Pensacola in August 1968. On base quarters and nearby apartments were overbooked and unavailable to young officers so we bought a 12x55 new mobile home to get out of the motel. So did Kathy and Dave....they became our neighbors and best friends in Midway Mobile Home Park. Coincidently after 22 years in the Corps, I'm now a Docent on the USS Midway in San Diego. During Hurricane Camille in 1969, Pensacola was her target, so we fled to NAS Meridian MS to stay with the Leets. Our mobile home survived but theirs had a tree crash right over our sleeping on their couch. I turned down jets and flew CH 46s with HMM 165 off the LPH USS Iwo Jima from '70-'71..... Dave flew A-6 Intruders and was lost a year later. I wore his bracelet everyday until the VN war was over in 75. I think of him every time I visit the Wall in DC and everyday I visit the A 6 Ready Room on the Midway.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT David L. Leet

    Posted on 5/26/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On the morning of April 13, 1972, an EA-6A (#156979) from Marine Photographic Squadron One (VMCJ-1), Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 15, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), disappeared while on a night mission over the Gulf of Tonkin near the coast of North Vietnam for causes unknown. An extensive search and rescue effort was conducted with no trace of the aircraft or its two crewmembers, CAPT David L. Leet and 1LT John M. Christensen, could be found. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, mcara.us, and wikipedia.org]
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The Wall of Faces

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