Leslie Halasz Sabo, JrSergeant
B CO, 3RD BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
23 February 1948 - 10 May 1970
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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The database page for Leslie Halasz Sabo, Jr
It may sound strange, but I do remember the party my family had for my uncle Leslie right before he went to Viet Nam. I was only 5 years old but I still can remember seeing him in that uniform. Although I couldn't understand what was happening, I knew even then that he was somebody special. Now that I'm older and have since learned more about the type of man he was, I couldn't be more proud to be his nephew. He is a hero to me. And although there is nothing I could possibly do to live up to what he has already done, I want him to know that his heroics have not gone unnoticed, and that he will never be forgotten.
From his nephew,
It is an honor for me to display his picture.
Rose Mary Sabo Brown
11 Sep 2004
On Monday Sept. 13, it would have been 35 years that we were married. Happy Anniversary, Leslie, I'm sure they would have been very happy for us. I will love you until the day I die.
From your wife,
17 Sep 2007
I am very proud to say that my husband Leslie H Sabo Jr. is up for the Medal of Honor. Thanks to the hard work of George Koziol and all the men of the 3/506th. It is now in the hands of the Senate and we should know by the end of the year. I love you Leslie and I hope and pray you get what you deserve.
From his wife,
From Leslie Sabo's fellow grunt,
To a friend I met in Vietnam and a hero who died in Cambodia on May 10,1970. Les gave his life so the rest of us could live. I was young and just turned 19 the day before but learned what a hero Les was. I've never forgotten what he did on the battlefield we shared. A Currahee and a fellow soldier who was close by when Les died and never forgot Les.
From a friend,
17 Mar 2008
From a friend that was with you that day.
Les was the older brother I never had and he treated me just that way. I went to him for advice and guidance because we were like brothers and nothing else. Thank you, Les, for being there for me then and now.
Notes from The Virtual Wall3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry participated in Operation Binh Tay I in the border area of Cambodia during the period 05 through 18 May 1970:
"On 10 May Bravo Company engaged the largest enemy force of the Cambodian campaign for the 3-506 in a struggle that lasted nearly two days. The day started for B Company when it discovered a hospital complex with numerous hootches and a multitude of food stuff and 2 tons of rice. At 1113H, YA458540 light contact was made with a unknown size force and negative results for B Company elements. The unit moved forward, aware that the enemy was in the area in strength.The eight men who died in the actions on 10 May were
President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Sabo's family on 16 May 2012.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Feb 2002
Last updated 04/23/2012