Leonard Gordon GorospePrivate First Class
565TH TRANS CO, 10TH TRANS BN, ARMY SPT CMD CRB, 1 LOG CMD
Army of the United States
26 June 1944 - 12 August 1966
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The database page for Leonard Gordon Gorospe
12 May 1998
He left for Vietnam in January and died in August 1966.
Leonard never met our son, as I was 7 months pregnant with him when Leonard was killed.
I was 19 years old and Leonard was 22 at the time of his death.
Leonard's son Leonard Jr. and grandson Ryan visit Leonard Sr's gravesite at Westwood Military Cemetery in Southern California.
Private First Class, United States Army,
born 26 June 1944, died 12 August 1966,
was buried on 19 August 1966 in Plot 97 002/R,
Los Angeles National Cemetery,
Los Angeles, California,
surrounded by other men of honor and integrity.
To Leonard's wife and son ... I was with Leonard the night he died. We had a conversation about life after Vietnam. His hopes and his wishes for the future, he couldn't wait to return home to be with you Pat [you were the love of his life] and the son that he never knew. I have often thought of you two, hoping and praying that all is well with you. If ever I can help you please contact me, thanks Winston.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 565th Transportation Company (Terminal Services) was based at Cam Ranh Bay as part of the 10th Transporation Battalion, responsible for operating the port at Cam Rahn Bay and associated logistic and administrative services.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 May 1998
Last updated 03/13/2007