Jesse Leroy HancockSergeant First Class
RECON TEAM CAPITOL, DET B-52, 5TH SF GRP, SPECIAL FORCES
Army of the United States
04 November 1932 - 29 January 1966
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Revisited 06 Jul 2004
Peace is only maintained by a ready and willing military.
It is unfortunate but some will die. It is that reality that makes all within the military heroes. Some will risk their lives while others provide the support to minimize the risk. Pacivism does not protect against those who would threaten world peace. Peace can only be maintained by a ready force to enforce the peace.
I found this name, "Leroy Hancock", at the Moving Wall. Not having known personally anyone who made the sacrifice I took my last name 'Hancock' and my state 'Washington' and found the name of Leroy Hancock.
He is just one of the many listed who served their country, paying the ultimate sacrifice.
The poem "Hero's Price" was originally written for Sergeant Chapman (the first soldier killed by hostile enemy fire in the War on Terrorism). I rewote the first line to apply to all the Heroes who died in our service.
From a visitor to the Moving Wall,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 29 January 1966 four men of Recon Team Capitol died in an engagement with NVA forces near Bong Son in the An Lao Valley, Binh Dinh Province:
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a visitor to the Moving Wall,
Roger W Hancock
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13 Nov 2002
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 07/10/2004