LEROY H CHARBONEAU
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

LEROY HARLAND CHARBONEAU

WALL NAME

LEROY H CHARBONEAU

PANEL / LINE

23E/56

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHEBOYGAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cheboygan County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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POSTED ON 1.14.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 6.25.2021
POSTED BY: Dave Fisher sr.

Rest in peace brother!

Rest in peace Leroy. We didn't know each other real well, but from our small hometown we pretty much knew everyone. I was in that hell hole a year before you, you are a true hero, my brother , we will never forget.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Leroy Charboneau,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Basic. I read about the Ia Drang Valley - so sad. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.12.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class LeRoy Harland Charboneau (ASN: US-55895329), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 12 July 1967 Private First Class Charboneau distinguished himself while serving as a Radio-Telephone Operator in a Forward Observer Team from Battery B, 4th Battalion, 42d Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, attached to an infantry unit operating near the Cambodian border. When his company command group was attacked by a numerically superior force, he immediately went to asset the forward observer, who had assumed command when the Company Commander was mortally wounded. As the forward observer moved about the position organizing the defense and calling in artillery fire, Private First Class Charboneau moved with him to keep the radio within reach. When his radio was damaged by the intense enemy fire, he remained exposed as he made his way across the open battlefield and secured another radio from a wounded soldier. He was wounded himself in his heroic action, but he succeeded in re-establishing contact with higher headquarters and continued to relay adjustments for artillery fire. Due to his continual exposure to hostile fire, his second radio was destroyed. At this point he began collecting a few remaining rounds of ammunition to prepare himself to repel a forthcoming enemy assault. As the enemy advanced in overwhelming numbers, he fired his rifle until the magazine was empty, and then picked up a pistol and resumed fire. He persevered in his gallant defense until he was mortally wounded. Private First Class Charboneau's conspicuous courage and extraordinary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 2555 (August 12, 1967)

Action Date: July 12, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Battery B

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Regiment: 42d Artillery Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 7.12.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Leroy Harland Charboneau, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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