NEWELL F LEIGH JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

NEWELL FERRELL LEIGH JR

WALL NAME

NEWELL F LEIGH JR

PANEL / LINE

47W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

06/24/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BAXLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Appling County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NEWELL FERRELL LEIGH JR
POSTED ON 3.12.2018
POSTED BY: Janice White

When you died my world was torn apart.

I will never forget the day the Sergeant pulled into our drive way. It was the saddest day of my life . I was only 13 and it was so hard to understand, how could it be?. I beg the Lord to please let you find your way back home. But day after day as years went by I had to face reality, you were not coming home . In fact you were home in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. One day I will see you again and be able to sit down and share so much with you. I love you and I finally understand why you voulterteer to serve for our country . But I will never understand the reason you died over stupidity.
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POSTED ON 1.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Newell Ferrell Leigh Jr, 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 5.3.2012
POSTED BY: Morris

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Newell F. Leigh Jr.
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POSTED ON 6.7.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Newell is buried at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Baxley, Appling County,GA.
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POSTED ON 7.25.2006
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:

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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