LEON SEARS
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

LEON SEARS

WALL NAME

LEON SEARS

PANEL / LINE

28W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

07/03/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NEW BRITAIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hartford County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR LEON SEARS
POSTED ON 12.8.2005
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 hero’s 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 heros 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 6.16.2004
POSTED BY: Chelsea Shaw

Honoring You

I chose your name from the CT map painted in our school which lists the soldiers from our state that lost their lives in Vietnam. As part of the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School posting project, I would like to honor the sacrifice you made for our country. Thank you for your contribution.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2004
POSTED BY: Alanna Allen

Honoring You

I chose your name from the CT map painted in our school witch lists the soldiers from our state that lost their lives in Vietnam. As part of the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School posting project, I would like to honor the sacrifice you made for our country.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2004
POSTED BY: Jackie B.

Honoring you

Dearest Leon,
I chose your name from the CT map paintes in our school which lists the soldiers from our state that lost their lives in Vietnam. As part of the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School posting project, I would like to honor the sacrifice you made for our country, and thank you because what you did for our country ment alot. You have alot of courage to risk your life for our country
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POSTED ON 12.11.2003
POSTED BY: Diane Mechlinski

Honoring War Dead From New Britain, CT

I'm gathering life stories of New Britain's dead from the Vietnam war, for a book I'm writing. I believe they needto be honored. Please email me if you have info. on Leon. I live in his hometown, saw the Wall when it visited - was immensely inspired. Thank you.
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