Charlie Murphy Leonard

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
06 February 1945 - 28 August 1968
Harrogate, Tennessee
Panel 46W Line 050


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charlie Murphy Leonard

04 Feb 2007


by his sister-in-law.
E-mail address is not available.
31 Dec 2007

In memory of my good friend Charlie 'Murf' Leonard. We served together in D Troop 1/10 Cavalry, AERO Rifle, 4th Infantry Division. He was within a couple weeks of going back to the world when we went out on a rescue mission and walked into an ambush. Charlie was hit in the chest and it was over in an instant. It was a very sad day.

We had some good times together in an awful place. When they told us to do some physical training on the days that we weren't out in the field a lot of the guys played softball. But Murf didn't like to or didn't want to play ball so we lifted weights. He also liked to raid the mess tent at night. We weren't hungry, it was just something to do. So Murf would say "Let's go get this or that", and off we'd go to sneak into the tent.

He will always be remembered by not only by me but also my family. My grandson made a rubbing of his name when they visited The Wall. Charlie "Murf" Leonard was one of the good guys who should have made it back. But his name is on the Wall with all the others who 'should have' made it back. May God's love grant him eternal life.

Carl Scholl

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Feb 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009