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A Vietnam Hero

On May 16, 2012, Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving the lives of several of his comrades in Company B, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry when his platoon was ambushed May 10, 1970, near the Se San River in eastern Cambodia. Sabo shielded a comrade from an enemy grenade and silenced a machine-gun bunker before he was killed.
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A Soldier's sacrifice and acts of gallantry are honored after 42 years. Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. (far right), poses with his fellow Soldiers in Vietnam, Christmas Day, 1969. (Courtesy photo)

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Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. carries the M-60 machine gun in 1969.

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Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. distinguished himself, May 10, 1970, in Se San, Cambodia, while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

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Then-Pvt. Leslie Sabo and his new bride, Rose Mary, leave their wedding in Pennsylvania, Sept. 13, 1969. Sabo had to return to training the next day. He deployed to Vietnam with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in November and was killed in Cambodia while saving the lives of others, May 10, 1970, actions for which he will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, May 16. (Photo courtesy of Rose Mary Sabo-Brown)

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Then-Pvt. Leslie Sabo and his new wife, Rose Mary, pose with other family members at their wedding in Pennsylvania, Sept. 13, 1969. Sabo had to return to training the next day. He deployed to Vietnam with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in November and was killed in Cambodia while saving the lives of others, May 10, 1970, actions for which he will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, May 16. (Photo courtesy of Rose Mary Sabo-Brown)

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An undated photo of the Sabo family. (Photo courtesy of George Sabo)

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An undated newspaper article announces the Sabo family’s arrival to the U.S. (Courtesy of George Sabo)

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Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. in Vietnam, March 1970. (Photo courtesy of George Sabo)

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