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  SFC Leland P. Lemay    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SFC Leland P. Lemay, RA32850127, who died in the service of his country on March 30th, 1951 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Leland was 29 years of age. He was from Franklin County, New York. Leland's Military Occupation Specialty was 1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader.

The decorations earned by SFC Leland P. Lemay include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Sergeant First Class Lemay was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on July 29, 1950 and returned to duty on September 2, 1950. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 30, 1951. Sergeant First Class Lemay was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

I knew him very well. He was a darn good soldier and well liked friend and leader. He also distingushed himself with the Mariens in the Pacific during WWII. I Still Remember you, Brother soldier. How many Caddies have you won in poker since ariving in the promised land? Hi Sarg: Just a little note to let you know you havnt been forgotten. Ive been in touch with our old Co. Commander and he also remembers you. Able Co. has always held Able Co in his heart as it was his first command. He went on to command other outfits including Commander of the 101st Airborne Div. in Vietnam and always held his men first in his decisions as he did in Korea. He retired after 32 years as a Lt.Gen.
(Alex Harkness)

Buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Section M Site 996