Leary, Paul Edward Jr., MAJ Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Last Unit
1970-1971, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group Airborne
Service Years
1957 - 1971

Infantry


Special Forces
Major



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1935
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Abilene
Last Address
Abilene

Casualty Date
Jan 16, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 049

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Unit Assignments
5th Special Forces Group Airborne
  1970-1971, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group Airborne
 Combat and Operations History
  1962-1975 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Paul Edward Leary, Jr
Major
DET B-43 (CHI LANG), A CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States
27 December 1935 - 16 January 1971
Abilene, Texas
   
Comments/Citation
Four men from Detachment B-43 were killed in action during a two day fight (15-16 Jan) at Nui Ta Bec (Hill 282) 9 kilometers northwest of the That Son Airfield:
  • MAJ Paul E. Leary, Abilene, TX;
  • 1LT Gerald F. Kinsman, Foxboro, MA;
  • SFC James A. Harwood, Dallas, TX; and
  • SFC Roy R. Salinas, Edinburg, TX.


Vietnam Wall Panel coords 05W 049
   
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