Soldier Honored: Charles E. Leonard
Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
Branch of Service: Army
Army Specialist Charles E. Leonard, 29, of Monroe, Louisiana, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas. On August 5, 2007, he died of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Baghdad.
Specialist Leonard was born in West Monroe, Louisiana. He leaves behind his parents, his wife, Katrina, and his daughter.