Preston, Leonard Lee, Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
2162-Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 2162, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Cavalry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lexington
Last Address
Lexington

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28W 001

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 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of Graduates
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1968-1969, 2162, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Leonard Preston served as a platoon leader, later becoming the regiment's S-2.


1st Lt. Preston was a passenger aboard a UH-1H (# 66-16926 ) that was shot down killing all aboard.

Those lost:
Crew
WO1 David E. Herschbach [AC]
SP5 Earl M. Matthews [CE]
PFC Christopher Dellapina (G)

Passengers:
Capt. George E. Menninger
Capt. Robert E. O'Brien
1st Lt. Leonard L. Preston, Jr.
   
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