LEO F RUPERT
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HONORED ON PANEL 57E, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

LEO FRANKLIN RUPERT

WALL NAME

LEO F RUPERT

PANEL / LINE

57E/32

DATE OF BIRTH

04/03/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEWBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Phelps County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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LEFT FOR LEO FRANKLIN RUPERT
POSTED ON 9.18.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 3.19.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 10.29.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Leo Rupert, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Halloween weekend. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2019

Attack on FSB Maury I – May 9, 1968

In early May 1968, Batteries B and C (105mm tubes) of 7th Battalion, 11th Artillery, and Battery A (155mm tubes) of 3rd Battalion, 13th Artillery, were occupying FSB Maury I, a 25th Infantry Division artillery fire base six miles south of Cu Chi village in Hau Nghia Province, RVN. Although the base was located in what was probably the best available area, bamboo thickets and wood lines surrounded the clearing. The three field artillery batteries had been arranged in a triangle within the perimeter, with one battery at each point. The 155mm battery was to the west, and the 105mm batteries were to the northeast and southeast. On the night of May 9th, Maury I came under heavy attack. The enemy began his attack at 2:00 AM with an intense mortar and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) barrage. He launched a diversionary attack against the northeastern and southwestern portions of the perimeter followed by a main attack directed against the western portion of the triangle where the 155mm battery was located less than 200 meters from the tree line. The 155mm battery, between the two 105mm batteries and the attacking enemy, took the brunt of the attack. The RPG fire had a devastating effect on the 155mm howitzers. At 3:30 AM, an attempt was made to move two 105mm howitzers to the southwestern side of the perimeter to aid the medium battery. By this time, only one of the 155mm howitzers was serviceable; of the others, three had been completely destroyed, as had two M548 ammunition vehicles. Flareships and gunships arrived around the same time, and Air Force fighter aircraft by 5:00 AM. At 5:30 AM, a relief element of the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry (Mechanized), reached the base and battered its way into the beleaguered compound. The attack was finally repulsed. All Beehive ammunition had been expended but, because of the speed and accuracy of the assault against the medium battery, less than 10 rounds of 155mm ammunition had been fired before the destruction of the howitzers. Eighteen Viet Cong were confirmed dead, and friendly losses numbered 15 killed and 66 wounded. The lost Americans included CPL Dwight E. Bozeman, SP5 Michael L. Brewer, SP4 Joseph N. D’Ambra, SSG Excell Ficklin, SGT Timothy M. Hamilton, PFC Rudy Lopez, PFC Marvin H. Martin, 1LT Michael L. Mitchell, PFC Garrett T. O’Connor, SSG Cornealus Pumphrey Jr., SP5 Leo F. Rupert, SGT John M. Schneider, SP4 Reid T. Styers, SP4 Larry L. Tolliver, and PFC Edward Tyler. Five M109 howitzers were destroyed; one serviceable howitzer was later pieced together from two damaged howitzers. Two M548s were destroyed, and one 5-ton truck was severely damaged. Fourteen M16 rifles were either lost or destroyed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and an article by MG David E. Ott in Field Artillery Journal (May-June 1976)]
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POSTED ON 3.6.2019
POSTED BY: Cameron Rupert

A Great Nephew searching for a piece of family for my father and uncle.

Though I never had the opportunity to meet my Great Uncle "Frankie" I have read his citations many times. Everything I have heard demonstrates to me he was truly a wonderful man. I am writing here hoping whoever posted the photo of Frankie's medals sees this. I have been searching for many years, in secret, to find my Great Uncle's medals and bring them back to the family as I know my father and uncle (Frankie's Nephews) would forever be grateful if we could find them and display them in his honor with the rest of our family military history. Please reach out if you have Frankie's medals as I would be forever grateful.


SSgt Cameron Rupert
USAF EOD


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