LESLIE H SABO JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

LESLIE HALASZ SABO JR

WALL NAME

LESLIE H SABO JR

PANEL / LINE

10W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

02/23/1948

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ELLWOOD CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lawrence County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LESLIE HALASZ SABO JR
POSTED ON 11.9.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Leslie Sabo, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. The 52nd anniversary of the start of your tour is soon. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Veterans’ Day is this week. Time passes 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 7.14.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

Just finished "Twelve Days in May." You were brave beyond belief.

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.11.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Medal of Honor Award

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Leslie Halasz Sabo, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his own life while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia, on May 10, 1970. On that day, Specialist Four Sabo and his platoon were conducting a reconnaissance patrol when they were ambushed from all sides by a large enemy force. Without hesitation, Specialist Four Sabo charged an enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. Immediately thereafter, he assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from friendly soldiers and ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat. In order to re-supply ammunition, he sprinted across an open field to a wounded comrade. As he began to reload, an enemy grenade landed nearby. Specialist Four Sabo picked it up, threw it, and shielded his comrade with his own body, thus absorbing the brunt of the blast and saving his comrade's life. Seriously wounded by the blast, Specialist Four Sabo nonetheless retained the initiative and then single-handedly charged an enemy bunker that had inflicted severe damage on the platoon, receiving several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire in the process. Now mortally injured, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and, when in position, threw a grenade into the bunker. The resulting explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Specialist Four Sabo's life. His indomitable courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members. Specialist Four Sabo's extraordinary heroism and selflessness, above and beyond the call of duty, at the cost of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
See http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/SaboLH01a.htm
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POSTED ON 5.11.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Sergeant Leslie Halasz Sabo, Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 2ND PLT, B CO, 3RD BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ROHPage&personType=Fallen
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POSTED ON 5.10.2017
POSTED BY: Roger L. Hancock

I AM HONORED

On this day, MAY 10, during the "Mother's Day Ambush", you died for us and your brothers in arms. I just completed reading the book, "Company of Heroes" by Eric Poole about you, your family and comrades in arms. I was reduced to tears. At the same time I am so proud! I am so proud of ALL of our young men that serve and served, especially during the Viet Nam era. This morning I SALUTE YOU! This afternoon, I SALUTE YOU. Tonight, I SALUTE YOU! As long as I live.... I SALUTE YOU!
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