ROBERT B LEONARD
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

ROBERT BRUCE LEONARD

WALL NAME

ROBERT B LEONARD

PANEL / LINE

17W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

05/08/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DES MOINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

FTM2

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT BRUCE LEONARD
POSTED ON 5.5.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 75th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 4.3.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PO2C Robert Leonard, Thank you for your service as a Fire Control Tech 2nd CLass on the USS CONSTELLATION. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Spring! For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Be at peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2014

Final Mission of FTM2 Robert B. Leonard

On October 2, 1969, a Grumman C-2 Greyhound cargo aircraft from Reserve Cargo Squadron 50 departed Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Republic of the Philippines on a shuttle flight to various aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, including the USS Constellation, the USS Walker, the USS Hammer, and the USS Long Beach. The flight crew onboard the aircraft, assigned to Fleet Support Squadron 50 based in Atsugi Naval Air Station, Japan, included the pilot LT Herbert H. Dilger, co-pilot LT Richard A. Livingston, air crewman ADJ3 Paul K. Moser, aircraft captain ADJ3 Michael J. Tye, and loadmaster-trainee AMS3 Rayford J. Hill. The following passengers were aborad the flight: AME3 Terry L. Beck, ATR3 Richard W. Bell, ASE3 Michael L. Bowman, Frank Bytheway, PN1 Rolando C. Dayao, HM2 Donald C. Dean, AMH2 Carl J. Ellerd, AE2 James J. Fowler, HM3 Roy G. Fowler, YNC Leonardo M. Gan, MM1 Paul E. Gore, ABH3 William D. Gorsuch, AMS3 Delvin L. Kohler, AN Howard M. Koslosky, FTM2 Robert B. Leonard, AQB2 Ronald W. Montgomery, MM2 William R. Moore, ADJ2 Kenneth M. Prentice, SD2 Fidel G. Salazar, DS3 Keavin L. Terrell, ADJ3 Michael J. Tye, and TN Reynaldo R. Viado. Most of the twenty passengers appeared to have been bound for the USS Constellation, but one was bound for the USS Long Beach, and one of the four Philippine citizens on board was headed for the USS Hammer, and two to the USS Walker. The aircraft was inbound to the Constellation and made communication at about 0600 hours, reporting that operations were normal. When communications were established with the Carrier Air Control, control was passed to the Marshall controller (Approach Control). The carrier's radar continued tracking the aircraft until approximately 0655, at which time radar contact was lost at about 10 nautical miles from the Constellation. Helicopter search and rescue efforts were immediately initiated from the ship. The helicopter began sighting an oil slick and debris. A few pieces of aircraft were recovered, and analysis of this debris indicated that the aircraft was in a relatively high speed nose down, right wing down impact with the water or had a possible right wing failure before impact. There was no sign of survivors, nor were any bodies recovered. The crew and passengers onboard the C-2 which went down on October 2, 1969 were all declared Killed/Body Not Recovered. There is very little hope that they will ever be found. They are listed with honor among the missing because no remains were ever located to repatriate to their homeland. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 9.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear FTM2 Robert Bruce Leonard, 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 10.8.2012
POSTED BY: Tom Burgdorf

FTM2 R.B. Leonard

USS Constellation 1969 Cruise Book Photo of Fox Div


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