Horan, Leo Joseph, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
94B10-Food Service Specialist
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1951 - 1966

Specialist 5


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Maynard, MA
Last Address
Maynard, MA

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Devens Post Cemetery - Harvard, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05E 047

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
1st Engineer Combat Battalion1st Infantry Division
  1965-1966, 1st Engineer Combat Battalion
  1965-1966, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Dr Ray Horan: My father (and his 2 brothers) were all Korean War vets. He had a "soldier's feeling" he wasn't coming back from Vietnam. He told his brother, and told me as he was packing his duffel bag at Fort Riley, Kansas. I was in the third grade in September 1965. He told me "to take care of your mother and sisters, I don't think I'm coming back, I have a soldier's feeling." I asked him, "Why don't you run away?" He responded, "The Army will shoot me." He went and did his duty, it still haunts me almost 50 years later. 

*The photo was taken in Vietnam approximately ten days before his death.
   
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