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MICHAEL M KAUFFMAN II

  • Wall Name:MICHAEL M KAUFFMAN II
  • Date of Birth:12/21/1941
  • Date of Casualty:4/7/1967
  • Home of Record:GOSHEN
  • County of Record:ELKHART COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:HM2
  • Panel/Line:17E, 116
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI

DANIEL MCCARTHY MANN

  • Wall Name:DANIEL M MANN
  • Date of Birth:7/3/1942
  • Date of Casualty:4/7/1967
  • Home of Record:WAUKEGAN
  • County of Record:LAKE COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:LTJG
  • Panel/Line:17E, 117
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

THOMAS JEROME LESTON


is honored on Panel 17E, Line 117 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 2/25/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP4 Donald G. Miller and PFC Thomas J. Leston were infantrymen from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry. On April 7, 1967, they were participating in a combat operation when the two soldiers were delegated the task of guarding a disabled tank. Later, an approaching friendly patrol mistook them for a hostile force and fired on them. Both Miller and Leston were fatally wounded in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Misadventeure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 2/22/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP4 Donald G. Miller and PFC Thomas J. Leston were infantrymen from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry. On April 7, 1967, they were participating in a combat operation when the two soldiers were delegated the task of guarding a disabled tank. Later, an approaching friendly patrol mistook them for a hostile force and fired on them. Both Miller and Leston were fatally wounded in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/9/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Thomas is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, IL. Sect 22, Blk Lot 42, Grave 14
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Thomas Jerome Leston, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 4/7/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB, 66-67
    Thomas, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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The Wall of Faces

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