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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/6/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Leon L Vivette, 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

    Posted on 10/18/11 - by
    Stationed @ Camp Carroll South Vietnam Wounded on patrol near South Vietnam @ 5:00pm Passed away on board on the USS Sanctuary July 6, 1967 @11:20pm Arrived home July 23, 1967 Buried at Reservation Cematery in Wapato July 26, 1967 Parents the late Leonard & Margaret (Hoptowit)Vivette of Medicine Valley Sisters: Yvonne Smith (Wapato) Leonette Galligher(Grand Ronde) Florine Hoff (Portland) Emmy Vivette (Wapato) The late Connie Vivette and brother the late Chuck Vivette
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 7/6/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/22/10 - by Robert Sage
    Leon is buried at Wapato Cemetery in Wapato, WA. PH
  • Thank you LCPL Vivette

    Posted on 7/6/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Leon Louis Vivette, for your couageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LCPL Vivette, for a job well done!



The Wall of Faces

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