THEODORE E LEYDE
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HONORED ON PANEL 56E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

THEODORE EDWARD LEYDE

WALL NAME

THEODORE E LEYDE

PANEL / LINE

56E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

09/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ST PAUL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ramsey County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THEODORE EDWARD LEYDE
POSTED ON 8.2.2017

Ground Casualty

SSGT Virgil J. Fowler was a unit supply sergeant and SP4 Theodore E. Leyde was his supply clerk, both serving with B Company, 228th Aviation Battalion. On May 6, 1968, SSGT Fowler and SP4 Leyde were at LZ Sharon in Quang Tri Province, RVN, where the 228th flew support missions to Khe Sanh, the A Shau Valley, and nearby firebases. The previous day, Fowler was scheduled to return to the United States. For some unknown reason, he missed his ride on a flight out of Quang Tri, so he went back to the unit area at LZ Sharon, hoping to catch a flight the next day. Many members of B Company slept in trenches at Sharon they had constructed rather than being awoken by nightly attacks and running for safety. Rockets, mortars, small arms fire, and assaults against the perimeter were a regular occurrence. However, both Fowler and Leyde ignored this threat and slept in their supply tent. At approximately 3 AM, the NVA opened fire on LZ Sharon. The second round that came in hit the top of the supply tent, spreading shrapnel down into the tent and across the dirt road into nearby tents. Both Fowler and Leyde were hit by shell fragments. Leyde was killed instantly after suffering a head wound. Fowler received multiple wounds and was medivacked out to a hospital ship where he died three days later. A mechanic from B Company in an adjacent tent suffered a sucking-chest wound and was also evacuated. Leyde was posthumously promoted to sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Joseph Lee (July 2017)]
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POSTED ON 9.8.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Theodore Edward Leyde, Served with Company B, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Calvary Division.
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POSTED ON 5.18.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Theodore Edward Leyde

Photo was provided by Herb Reckinger Jr. with the St. Paul Park, Minnesota Historical Society with the help of Ted’s older brother Ken and his wife Cassandra. Thank you Herb, Ken and Cassandra!

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Ted.
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POSTED ON 5.18.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Home Town Error

Ted Leyde was actually from South St. Paul, Minnesota and because of a posting error in listing as being from St. Paul, Minnesota. Ted’s older brother Ken explained that he and his father had tried in the past to get the military to change his hometown from Saint Paul to the righteous South St. Paul with no luck. It seems it is just as hard to get a past error corrected on the website, even today.
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POSTED ON 5.15.2014
POSTED BY: Petty Officer second class U.S.N. your loving brother Ken

REMEMBERING MY BROTHER

Hi Ted, I miss you dearly. Freedom comes to some of us with a heavy price but by God you will never ever be forgotten.
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