LESLIE A BALL
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HONORED ON PANEL 47E, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

LESLIE ARNOLD BALL

WALL NAME

LESLIE A BALL

PANEL / LINE

47E/19

DATE OF BIRTH

08/07/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/31/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PENDLETON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Umatilla County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LESLIE ARNOLD BALL
POSTED ON 12.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Leslie Arnold Ball, 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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POSTED ON 1.11.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Leslie is buried at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton,OR.

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POSTED ON 6.16.2011
POSTED BY: Byron Dean Ball

Never Left My Heart

Hey there my little brother, I just wanted to tell you that you are always in my heart and always in my soul you have never been forgotten. I remember your smile, your laugh, and everytime I think about you it brings back the memories. We was in the same war together and little brother I LOVE YOU. I wish you could have met my wife my kids and my amazing grandkids. I LOVE YOU. Anyone who served please email me at [email protected]

Love Always,
Byron Dean Ball
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POSTED ON 3.13.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne
You are remembered by your 2/502nd STRIKE FORCE Infantry Brothers...
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POSTED ON 10.18.2005
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 heros 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 heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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