Leonard Allan Roy
Private First Class
C CO, 1ST SHORE PARTY BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Alexandria, Indiana
June 14, 1948 to May 25, 1968
LEONARD A ROY is on the Wall at Panel W67, Line 3

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"I have attached a picture of Allan (Leonard Allan Roy) as he was called and known to friends. I went to school with and joined the Marine Corps with Allen on the BUDDY System on April 7th 1967. We went to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego for training in the 3rd Battalion, Platoon 355. I have been able to recover a copy of a picture of Allan from our Recruit Platoon Graduation Manual. I hope it can be of use for his Vietnam Wall Profile. It is long overdue. PFC Allan Roy was killed in action on May 25th 1968 in Quang Nam province."

"I am enclosing another picture of Allan between myself (Dennis L Giddens) and Larry G Buchann while in recruit training in March 1967."

"Thank You for all your good, hard, and lasting work for those who left us early."

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-- Dennis L Giddens, 05/01/2012

The official Army Military Casualty in Vietnam report states simply that "Died 25May68 Quang Nam Province (03) Republic of Vietnam, result of gunshot wound to the body from hostile rifle fire while on an operation." He was the only Marine killed in action that day.

Further research revealed that PFC Roy was shot three times in the back. In the opinion of one Marine Sergeant, PFC Roy saved the lives of twenty Marines by carrying back the radio man and saving the radio.

Allan was survived by his parents, Oba and Mary Roy, Rural Route Two, Alexandria, Indiana. PFC Leonard Allan Roy is buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Madison County, Alexandria, Indiana.

-- The Virtual Wall, 10 June 2013


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