LEON WILSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

LEON WILSON

WALL NAME

LEON WILSON

PANEL / LINE

27W/43

DATE OF BIRTH

07/18/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

JEFFERSONVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Twiggs County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEON WILSON
POSTED ON 1.31.2006
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 4.8.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Marine

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Leon Wilson, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND








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