Vietnam & Back Again

Vietnam & Back Again

There are 6 comments on the The Chronicle, Centralia, WA story from Jul 26, 2008, titled Vietnam & Back Again. In it, The Chronicle, Centralia, WA reports that:

Air Force pilot Captain Edward W. Leonard Jr. had completed 257 missions when, while trying to rescue fellow pilot Kenny Fields, enemy fire shot down his A-1H Skyraider aircraft over Laos May 31, 1968.

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Cheryl Shillcutt

Milledgeville, GA

#1 Sep 7, 2008
I found a POW MIA bracelet that I wore in high school with Maj Edward Leonard's name on it, with a date of 5-31-68. I was surprised to see that he is still alive. Is there a way to send him this bracelet?

“oderint dum metuant”

Since: Jun 08

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#2 Sep 7, 2008
Cheryl Shillcutt wrote:
I found a POW MIA bracelet that I wore in high school with Maj Edward Leonard's name on it, with a date of 5-31-68. I was surprised to see that he is still alive. Is there a way to send him this bracelet?
Cheryl
You might try the nearest Army Base or recruiting office?
Thanks
Maddog
Tracy

Plainfield, NJ

#3 Oct 14, 2008
Cheryl Shillcutt wrote:
I found a POW MIA bracelet that I wore in high school with Maj Edward Leonard's name on it, with a date of 5-31-68. I was surprised to see that he is still alive. Is there a way to send him this bracelet?
Thank you for wearing my father's bracelet for all of those years. I love him very much and I never gave up hope that he was alive. It was only a bracelet, but the thoughts and prayers of a total stranger can mean the world to someone who sits alone in a dark cell wondering if he's been forgotten. Thank you again.
Paul Gerring

Indio, CA

#4 Dec 13, 2011
I also wore the Vietnam bracelet with your fathers name on it until the end of the war. It was my honor to recently return it to him in Nov of 2010. I received a wonderful letter from him detailing his career and life since the war. Your father is a genuine hero and I and my family will be eternally grateful to him for the unbelievable sacrifices he made for our country.

Paul Gerring
La Quinta, Ca.
Sharon Davey Gauthier

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#5 Nov 21, 2012
Hi, I also wore Major Edward Leonard POW bracelet as well. I wore mine in grade school and everyone always asked what is was and why i wore it and I always told the story (that my parents told me)and was proud to wear it!!! My mother's soldier unfortunately did not make it back...Scott Dotson, she has kept in touch with his wife and children through out the years, and his children have children now too. She says they have become just like family to her as they have been in her life just as much as her own daughters have. I would love to send him a message and to let him know how proud I was to wear his bracelet.
Sharon Davey Gauthier

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#6 Nov 21, 2012
Tracy wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for wearing my father's bracelet for all of those years. I love him very much and I never gave up hope that he was alive. It was only a bracelet, but the thoughts and prayers of a total stranger can mean the world to someone who sits alone in a dark cell wondering if he's been forgotten. Thank you again.
Dear Tracy....I would love to send your father an email, I have posted a comment about wearing your father's bracelet as well and we just recently found them.
Thanks Sharon

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