Stewart, Leland, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11C20, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Corporal



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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Monrovia
Last Address
Monrovia

Casualty Date
Jan 06, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Live Oak Memorial Park - Monrovia, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 060

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1967-1968, 11C20, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1967-1968, 11C20, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Leland Stewart - Corporal
PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Monrovia, CA
  Date of birth:   04/11/1946

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Corporal
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            C CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      06/15/1967
  Incident Date:   01/06/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/06/1968
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

Mark Miller
MovieCops@cox.net
High School Friend
Laguna Beach CA 92651

It has been 45 years since fellow Wildcat Leland Stewart
and I graduated from Monrovia High School. Commencing
that last day of high school our paths went in separate
directions His eventually to the Army and mine to the
Navy. Of those who proudly answered the call to serve
most returned home unscathed, countless returned with
physical and/or mental scars, and too many ‚?? like Leland
- made the ultimate sacrifice. With my age now having
passed 60, I still remember that Leland gave his all at
the young age of 21. His friendship and ultimate
sacrifice still remain in my heart.
Miss you Leland‚?¶ Gr-r-r-owl
Oct 19, 2009
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Michael Adams
A Friend.
96 Fairway Drive Snowmass Village CO 81616 USA
Leland was a great friend and a hero of mine even before
Vietnam. I miss him and will never forget him.
Oct 5, 2009
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QUANG TIN PROVINCE ‚?? JANUARY 5th & 6th, 1968
Posted for: LELAND STEWART:
In the first week of 1968 the 196th Infantry Brigade sent
elements of three infantry battalions into the Hiep Duc
Valley in Quang Tin Province - 2/1st Infantry, 3/21st
Infantry, 4/31st Infantry. By Jan 4th the units were having
increased contact with VC and NVA forces.
On the morning of January 5th, contact was made with a
larger and much more aggressive North Vietnamese Army
force. In a day-long fight, the outnumbered Americans
managed to avoid being surrounded and at nightfall were
able to establish a reasonable defensive position on more
favorable terrain. Shortly after midnight on January 5th/6th
the NVA attacked the soldiers' position but were unable to
over-run it. By dawn the NVA was withdrawing into the hills
as US reinforcements were relieving the involved units.
Seventeen Americans were killed in the engagement:
January 5, 1968
o 1LT Robert R. Lewis, Pierre, SD
o PSGT Alvin S. Johnson, Hampton, VA
o SGT Albert M. Carwithen, Charleston, WV
o PFC Norman E. Colosanti, Portland, ME
o PFC Guillermo De Leon, Uvalde, TX
o PFC Florian H. Kuss, Strasburg, ND
o PFC Lafon W. Ladson, Jacksonville, FL
o PFC Gary W. Runk, Gettysburg, PA
January 6, 1968
o 2LT Steven C. Drake, Kirkwood, MO (Dist Svc Cross)
o 2LT Gerald W. Norton, Dallas, TX
o SSG William E. Bernard, Columbus, GA
o SGT Harold Smith, New Paris, PA
o CPL Eric R. Fassitt, Dorchester, MA
o SP4 Jerry W. Gilliand, Marion, NC
o CPL Leland Stewart, Monrovia, CA
o PFC Edward J. Drew, Des Moines, IA
o PFC Jordan E. Ramey, Columbia, SC  
Posted by: Mark Miller
Email: MovieCops@cox.net
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Monday, October 19, 2009









Leland is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park in Monrovia, CA. PH
 
   
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