LEONARD E EASLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 109 OF THE WALL

LEONARD EUGENE EASLEY

WALL NAME

LEONARD E EASLEY

PANEL / LINE

24E/109

DATE OF BIRTH

09/11/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/14/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BRADY

COUNTY OF RECORD

McCulloch County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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LEFT FOR LEONARD EUGENE EASLEY
POSTED ON 12.2.2012

Final Mission of WO1 Leonard E. (Gene) Easley

I wasn't flying that day, but I remember that Gene was the AC flying with WO Hugh Johnson who was the pilot. It was near Tam Ky and Gene's aircraft was one of three ships in a heavy fire team. The team was led by CAPT Ted Kearns who was the gunship section leader. I think the third aircraft was being AC'd by Jim McGuire. There was a single round that came into the aircraft from the right side and struck Gene in the neck. Hugh Johnson flew the aircraft back to a medical facility. I don't know the tail number of the aircraft, but all we had at that time were UH1B's for the guns and UH1D's for the slicks. I don't know exactly what happened but the aircraft was in a right turn after a gun run and the single round either came in thru the window or the open cargo area and struck Gene in the neck. I don't recall hearing that the round even struck the aircraft, so there probably won't be a maintenance report available that would help find the tail number. (Reported by Tom Hardy) [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 10.10.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Leonard is buried at Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady, TX.
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POSTED ON 6.29.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN


FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 3.15.2000
POSTED BY: DON JOHNSTON

HE WAS AMONGST THE BEST AMERICA HAD...

"GENE", as we knew him in Dimmmitt,tex
high school, was an outstanding athlete, a great bass voice, and an un-forgetable gung-ho personality, full of ambition & promise.....my friend.... by: DON JOHNSTON, CLASS 54
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