BUDD, LEONARD R. JR.
12/06/2016  RIP

Name: Leonard R. Budd, JR.
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E3
Unit: 3RD MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 15 October 1946
Home City of Record: ROWLEY MA
Date of Loss: 21 August 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164300 North  1065100 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Truck
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0799

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2016

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A Marine's final goodbye

Forty-eight years ago today, Radio Hanoi broadcast a recorded Christmas message from a prisoner of war to his mother and four sisters in rural Massachusetts.

“Dear Mum and kids,” the message began. “On the occasion of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I have been allowed to write a message to let you know that I am in good health and have been well provided for with food and medical care.”...

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