LEROY NELSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 114 OF THE WALL

LEROY NELSON

WALL NAME

LEROY NELSON

PANEL / LINE

12W/114

DATE OF BIRTH

12/02/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

THEODORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEROY NELSON
POSTED ON 12.2.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Leroy Nelson, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 12.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Leroy Nelson, 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 7.22.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Leroy is buried at Magnolia Springs Cemetery, Theodore, Mobile County,AL.
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POSTED ON 2.13.2006
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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POSTED ON 1.7.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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