LONNIE LEONARD CLEAVE
LONNIE L CLEAVE
11/09/2022 at 11:10am
Remembering An American Hero
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
PFC Lonnie L. Cleave, USMC
MCRD Parris Island, SC
13 September 1967
16 November 1967
SDI - SSGT F.S. Knight
ADI - SGT G.D. Stevens
ADI - SGT R.L. Carver
Three other members of this Platoon would be KIA in Viet Nam.
PFC Stephen Hamilton Adams, USMC
LCPL Thomas Raymond Davis, USMC
LCPL Stephen Michael Thompson, USMC
Photo contributed by fellow member of Platoon 1043, C.J. Doedderlein Jr.
Semper Fidelis, Marine!