LESLIE A POWELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

LESLIE ALLEN POWELL

WALL NAME

LESLIE A POWELL

PANEL / LINE

27W/102

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NORWALK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LESLIE ALLEN POWELL
POSTED ON 9.27.2007
POSTED BY: Sharon (Smith) Laraway

Missing You

You had so much to offer the world and the promise of you was snatched away. As I get older I seem to miss you more ... your wit, your passion, your shoulder. You were a wonderful friend and losing you left a hole in my heart.
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POSTED ON 2.10.2006
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 11.12.2002
POSTED BY: Ken Gaffney

Thinking of you...

Last night I was thinking of you...how I met you when I was about 13 and you and I were on the same baseball team in Santa Fe Springs...of what a genuinely nice guy you were. I was thinking about the first time I saw you play basketball for the highschool team. I couldn't believe how well you played the game. I heard about your success in college and the possibilty of a professional basketball career. I am proud to say that I knew Les Powell. Last night I was thinking of you...
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POSTED ON 10.22.2001
POSTED BY: Janet Sharpe/Hoover

shared memories

Memories of you curling your tall basketball body into a nursery room chair to allow the little ones to be close to you, so we could teach Sunday School is a smiling memory for me. You shooting that ball from anywhere and making it, the cheers that followed, what great high school and college fun. You and I walking home from Paddison as 6th graders with David...no cares! We were all proud to know you...
I miss you!
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POSTED ON 4.27.1999

You'll Never Be Forgotten

Leslie, the Santa Fe High School Class of '63 will never forget you. You were a great guy. Thanks for what you did for our country.
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