3/20/70 Fallen Brother RVN IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on March 20, 2019 at 12:11:00 PM by dh
3/20/70 EO3 Leonard M. Ackerman, Fraser, NM - Lz Baldy NMCB 7
Leonard Michael Ackerman
Home of Record: Fraser, MI
Date of birth: 04/08/1948
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Equipment Operator 3rd Class
ID No: 375509356
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 00
Unit: NMCB-7, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
Start Tour: 05/27/1969
Incident Date: 03/20/1970
Casualty Date: 03/20/1970
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Lz Baldy, Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Vehicle loss or crash
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Leonard is buried at:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
17100 Van Dyke
Detroit, Wayne County, MI. 48234
Plot: Section A - GOTR, Tier 22, Space 76
MCB 7 2 1/2 ton cargo truck detonated an estimated 100 pound mine while entering number three sand pit at the Kilo Detachment site, BT145454. Vehicle was transporting Marine security personnel into the area. As the truck met the returning sweep team on the pit access road, themine was detonated resulting in one MCB SEVEN KIA, 13 (USMC) WIA, and one cargo truck totally destroyed.
EO/3 Leonard M. Ackerman, 22, of 26616 Eaton, was killed at Chu Lui, Vietnam Friday, March 20, when his truck hit a land mine.
Mr. Ackerman enlisted in the Navy, 1968 and was with the Seabees.
He had been in Vietnam since September, and was on his second tour of duty.
Born April 8, 1948 in Mount Clemens, he married the former Sally Ann Galiati May 10, 1969.
Mr. Ackerman had been employed with Chrysler Corporation before enlisting in the service.
He is survived by his wife and son Chad; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Ackerman of Fraser; four brothers, Al Jr., Mark, David and Paul, and four sisters, Marilon, Lois, Lori, and Lynn, all at home.
Also, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Case and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sadie Ackerman.
He attended Sacred heart school in Fraser and graduated from Fraser High School in 1966.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville, and 11 a.m. at St. Thecia Church with the Rev. Mario DiGuilo, officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.
Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday.
Macomb Daily, March 30, 1970, page 7-A