LEONARD J LEWANDOWSKI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 90 OF THE WALL

LEONARD J LEWANDOWSKI JR

WALL NAME

LEONARD J LEWANDOWSKI JR

PANEL / LINE

11E/90

DATE OF BIRTH

03/20/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/19/1966

HOME OF RECORD

DES PLAINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEONARD J LEWANDOWSKI JR
POSTED ON 8.13.2019
POSTED BY: Jimmy Dean Avery

Sgt. Lewandowski

I am a usmc vet. I wear Leonard's bracelet with very much pride and respect. R.i.p sir.
Semper fi.
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POSTED ON 2.7.2019

bracelet

I have a bracelet, I purchased in honor of Leonard if his family would like it I'd be honored to sent it to them. Brenda Ugolini 1-218-330-7000
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POSTED ON 12.2.2018

Not Forgotten

I wear your bracelet as a remembrance of a fallen brother with love and respect. May God bless you and yours.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2015
POSTED BY: Jessica W.

14 years later

I first posted here when I was ten years old wishing you a Merry Christmas. It's been 14 years since then, and I am now a little older than the age you left this world. You've carried me through some interesting times, and I've never really forgotten about you. Its amazing what a simple bracelet with the name of someone you never knew can bring throughout your lifetime. Memories spawn around mine everyday, and I am so grateful to share those memories with a remembrance of you.
Although we never met, I still feel that I grew up with you by my side, and I thank you so much for guiding me.

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POSTED ON 6.29.2014

Final Mission of PFC Leonard J. Lewandowski Jr.

LCPL Michael J. Burke, PFC Leonard J. Lewandowski Jr. and PFC Richard E. Mishuk were assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines in Vietnam. On October 19, 1966, their Marine Corps unit was operating in northern Quang Nam Province about 15 miles northwest of Da Nang when the three men went missing. Oddly, USMC notations indicate that the three were swimming near the Cua Viet River when they were last seen, yet the incident is considered battle-related. No one saw them drown or die; if they were captured, no one witnessed it. The men were classified Missing in Action, and their families waited for word. The Burke family spoke with a member of the 1st Marines who was part of a search party for the three. They were told that the unit tracked their son for three months as the Viet Cong moved him from village to village. The Mishuk family was told by Marine officials that it was "unusual to find no bodies at all if all three drowned." When American prisoners were released 6 1/2 years later, the Burke, Lewandowski and Mishuk families were heartbroken that their sons were among them. Military authorities at the time were shocked that hundreds known or suspected prisoners of war were not released. No information ever surfaced on the fates of Burke, Lewandowski and Mishuk. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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