LeClair, Timothy Kim, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Infantry

First Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Webster Groves
Last Address
Webster Groves

Casualty Date
May 19, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 055

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1968-1969, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Uncle Tim, You passed before I was born. While growing up everytime I came to Grandma and Grandpas house The first thing I did was go into the study and look at your medals hanging on the wall and look at the picture of you recieving one of your two bronze stars being pinned on by GEN Westmoreland. I grew up wanting to know about the Vietnam war, I've read books biographys about peoples time there, Watched movies trying to learn as much as possiable. Mom told me how you died. Your tour was up and you extended for 30 more days, You were out on a patrol and came up on a cave , You sent one of your men in and heard a shot. Being the patrol leader you could of sent another one in but you decided to go yourself and thats when you were shot. What leadership. I joined the Marines when I was a SR in high school mainly because of you and your brothers who all served, I was the first grandchild in the family to serve. When I was in my MOS school I came to grandmas house to see them. I showed up in my dress blues nobody knew I was comming after grandma saw me the first thing she did after hugging me was took me to see grandpa who was in the basement. Grandpa was sitting at a desk and when he saw me and smiled, he didn't say a word but you could see the proud look on his face. Then I went up to the study and looked at your medals. This was the first time I knew what they were. Later that day after dinner Uncle Jim and Uncle John told me to come outside when I came out they handed me a beer and welcomed me to the brotherhood of the military and then started giving me shit for being in the Marines cus they all went Army. I will never forget that. Aunt Suzie gave me your flag after Jon passed a couple years ago. It was faded I asked mom why and she told me after you were buried Grandpa put up a 30ft flag pole and flew it everyday in your honor until they moved out of the house you grew up in 30 yrs later. Mom gave me your medals a couple months after grandpa passed at the age of 92. I still look at them everyday. I served 20 yrs and retired from the military in 2011 and now work for a 3 letter agency in DC. I have been to the wall that bears your name many times and wounder what it would be like to sit and have a beer and talk to you. You and your brothers are the reason why I enlisted, Even though you were gone you had an impact on my life. I feel honored to take care of your flag and medals and your memory and unselfish service will live on.
   
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