Rafael De Leon, JrPrivate First Class
K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
20 August 1949 - 15 April 1969
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The database page for Rafael De Leon, Jr
Ralph was born and raised in my hometown of Donna, Texas. Ralph and I were friends in elementary and high school, we played football for the Donna Redskins. His parents treated us very well and at times invited us over for lunch during our school lunch hour.
Ralph, Sir, you will never be forgotten.
From a friend and former Marine, always,
A Note from The Virtual WallAccording to the 3/5 Marines' Operations Log, two Marines were killed by a boobytrap made from a 105mm shell, about 4 kilometers north-northwest of An Hoa airfield. The two men were Pfc Rafael De Leon and Pfc Robert J. Gordon of Hayden Lake, Idaho.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 03 Sep 2007
Last updated 09/13/2007