LELAND C SAGE
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 2 OF THE WALL

LELAND CHARLES COOKE SAGE

WALL NAME

LELAND C SAGE

PANEL / LINE

21W/2

DATE OF BIRTH

12/25/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WAUKEGAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LELAND CHARLES COOKE SAGE
POSTED ON 10.19.2016
POSTED BY: Valerie Winberg

I've had your bracelet ........

I never met Lee but I've worn/had his POW/MIA bracelet since the middle 70"s.....never knowing actually what had happened. My Father was a POW in WWII and his sufferings were great. I could only feel I was honoring 2 men who served by wearing and keeping this bracelet for all these years. To them and all our Vets who have passed....well done and thank you.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LT Leland Charles Cooke Sage, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.18.2016
POSTED BY: CWO3 J. Bemenderfer, USN (Ret.)

Remembering Lee

I was serving with Lee in VA-144 embarked in the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) when he didn't return from a night mission. I remember him as always smiling, cheerful, with a great sense of humor. He was quite tall and just barely fit into the cockpit of the A-4F. Everyone, including the enlisted personnel, liked him because he was such a friendly person. My hope is someday the MIA folks will find him and bring him home.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2015

Veterans Day 2015

You gave your life for your country for that we honor you. I will miss you until we are together again.
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POSTED ON 2.4.2015
POSTED BY: Karen Billick Henry

Our Neighbor in Lemoore CA

Lee lived across the street from my mother and father on Burlwood Lane in Lemoore CA. My parents are deceased now, but I remember all the times he stopped by to talk with them and the other neighbors who had gathered on their front lawn in the warm evenings. Our neighborhood and street had so many Navy pilots sharing houses, just before going to Vietnam, and it wasn't uncommon for them to get together like this. I remember the day my parents learned of Lee being shot down and still tear up as if it was yesterday. Lee Sage shared a house with another pilot also named Lee. I understand this Lee died in a plane accident after Vietnam. To both Lees, thank you for being my parent's friends and thank you for serving our country. God Bless......
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