In Memory

David Leet

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05/27/14 02:29 PM #1    

Timothy Margetson

Dave was my college roommate ( junior year in Madison).  Senior year, he and Bobby Kelps rented an apartment.  He was also a fellow Marine Corps officer (me on the ground, Dave in the air as a jet pilot).  But, mostly, he was my good friend.

We lost Dave in the Spring of 1972.  He was shot down by a SAM off the southern coast of Vietnam, and of course, his body was never recovered.  That was 42 years ago, and sometimes, it still seems like yesterday.  He was definitely one of the good guys, and I miss him to this day.  Semper Fi, Dave!

05/27/14 09:22 PM #2    

Mary J. White (Sherfinski)


I didn't  know Dave personally but I am reminded of him everytime I drive through the town of Somers Wi.  The American Legion is Dave Leet Post #552.  They have a biography written of his life and family... You can google it on line.

05/28/14 03:45 PM #3    

Keith N. Lindgren

I remember spending a couple summers working the Leet farm with David.  We had so much fun.  I also remember the day I was driving the farm truck and hit a tree.  Took some explaining to Dave's dad and a bunch of my paycheck to repair it.  But we sure had fun!!

I also remember hearing about David being shot down and listed MIA.  I wore his name on my MIA/POW bracelet for several years.  He was a good friend and I miss him a lot.

Semper Fi Dave.

05/29/14 12:13 PM #4    

Wanda R. Burch (Hillmer)

Went to Post #552 and read their biography of Dave; it said he was buried at Oakwood Cemetery.  His body was finally recovered?  I did not know Dave personally, but knew his wife Kathy.  She and I went to Washington Jr. High together in 7th grade and worked together at Walgreen's after high school.  Seeing Dave's name on the Wall many years ago, along with others I knew, was heart wrenching.

07/02/14 08:33 AM #5    

Jane A. Friedl (Jensen)

I remember David from high school. He was a stand-up guy and lived his short life well.





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