Lefeber, Wayne Robert, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
62E20-Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 62E20, C Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1965 - 1968

Specialist 5

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Year of Birth
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Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 09, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
49E 003/Block 10, Row 48 1/2

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Basic Training (Fort Leonard Wood, MO)
 Unit Assignments
Fort Leonard Wood, MO92nd Engineer Battalion20th Engineer Brigade
  1966-1966, 62E10, US Army Training Center Engineer Fort Leonard Wood
  1967-1968, 62E20, C Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 62E20, 20th Engineer Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity
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Posted on 11/11/07 - by Jim Linneman Jlinnemann@att.net

A good caring person.

Bob was a good caring man. {Bob never used his first name Wayne} He cared about people was independent and strong-minded. Bob’s job was heavy equipment operator bulldozers in particular. I remember one time where Bob and a second lieutenant sat on the ground and drew out the lieutenant’s position in the dirt. The lieutenant found out Bob was being sent to a new construction site that went past the lieutenant’s position. The lieutenant needed to have the jungle cleared so he had a clear field of fire. This stop was not authorized but everyone and every thing was GI issue, so what could it hurt. 

If you ever see Bob Hopes largest Christmas Show ever held at Long Biehn on Christmas day 1967, the amphitheater at Long Biehn was some of Bob Lefeber’s handy work. 

It is tragic that Bob was only 21 days from catching the Freedom Bird home. He will never get married, have children or play with his grand children. He never got the chance to come home from a good days work and revel in what he had done in private life. I have not forgotten your strong willed independent but caring personality. 

Another soldier from the Mighty Ninety Duce THE RINGFOOTERS (92nd Engineers C Company).
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