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Old 04-17-2012, 18:34   #1
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Vietnam Vet from 101st ABN to get MOH..

http://www.military.com/news/article...9YfdOEvY.email

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Old 04-17-2012, 18:36   #2
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Another link:

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Old 04-18-2012, 00:00   #3
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Spc. Leslie Sabo
22 February 1948 — 10 May 1970


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Old 04-18-2012, 04:19   #4
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R.I.P. Spc. Leslie Sabo. May God Please and keep you always, Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:28   #5
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Several articles state his unit as D/3/506 but the Congressional Record states B/3/506

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18144 Congressional Record-Senate Vol 153, Pt. 13 July 9 2007

Waiver of time limitations on award of Medals Of Honor To Certain Members of the Army

Sec 593...

(c) Leslie Sabo, Jr.- Subsection (a) applies with respect to Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., for conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on May 10, 1970, as an Army soldier, serving in the grade of Specialist Grade Four in Vietnam, with Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.



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D Company highlighted the day's activities on 9 May by the discovery of a large cache of food supplies at 1340H vic YA439523. Among the items found were 30 pigs, 50 chickens, 4 tons of rice, and four SKS rifles. At 1415H two additional hootches were found filled with an estimated 500 tons of rice.

The next day, 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 first platoon left as a reserve force while second and third platoons with the CP moved cautiously forward. At vic YA458540 1515H an estimated battalion of concealed NVA opened up on the two Bravo platoons. The Bravo units returned fire and maneuvered for cover. Several assaults on enemy fortified positions and numerous acts of individual heroism resulted in establishing a hasty defensive position. From this posture air strikes and gunships were employed along with organic artillery support. By dark the company began to run dangerously short of ammunition, and the first platoon in a courageous assault broke through encircling NVA to bring reinforcements and resupply for their strategically engaged comrades.

On 11 May D Company linked up with B Company at YA453540 and secured an LZ for extraction of Bravo to FSB Currahee. The unit had sustained 8 killed and 28 wounded while fighting off the massed attacks of two NVA companies. A later sweep of the contact area by Delta Company revealed the bodies of 47 NVA KIA and numerous blood trails leading in numerous directions. - Extract from Unclassified Official Account of the 3-506
Vietnam, 1970 TF 3-506
Also...

Combat After Action Report, Operation Binh Tay (Pacify West I), Cambodia

page no. 4, para 3, 10 May, 1970

http://www.virtual.vietnam.ttu.edu/c...8300010559.pdf

And...

http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/SaboLH01b.htm

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:29   #6
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Gone,but not forgotten.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn_iz8z2AGw - Cached

God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.....

He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.......

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.........

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkgV5bl7kQ

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Zonie Diver

SF is a calling and it requires commitment and dedication that the uninitiated will never understand......
Jack Moroney

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