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is honored on Panel 23W, Line 28 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/19/17 - by Cassidy Leonard
    Dear James Michael Leonrd,
    Thank you so much for serving in this country for our freedom and for lives. You saved my life and i just wanted to thank you for that. When i say the pledge of allegiance I will think of you and remember you fought for our freedom, my freedom.
    Thank you Mr.Leonard
  • High School Buddy

    Posted on 5/24/14 - by Richard E. Marshall
    James was one of my best friends in High School. I remember drinking a few beers together to celebrate our graduation. I wish we could do it again. James joined the Army and volunteered for combat in Vietnam right out of high school. He was courageous and strong. Unfortunately the bravest soldiers are those most likely to be killed. Rest in peace, my friend.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/11/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT James Michael Leonard, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/2/11 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond,OK. SS PH
  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/13/07 - by Chance Siribandan
    Thank you for serving our country Mr. Leonard and for being brave.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit