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William B. Lesburg, Sr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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Submitted by a loving daughter, Dawn N. Carr.

My father, William B. Lesburg, Sr., was a WW II and Vietnam veteran who is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

He was quite proud of the fact that he would be among his peers when he died and proud of the honor that he would be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Therefore, I was wondering if he could be added to your list of those buried at Arlington? His biographical information is as follows:

He was: Lieuteant Colonel William B. Lesburg, a veteran of: World War II and Vietnam War.

He was born in 1919 and died in 1990. His death was on a timely date (over Memorial Day weekend in 1990). He had suffered a stroke six months earlier and was in a vegetative state until the day of his death. I feel God (and my father!) waited until that weekend to leave us so that every Memorial Day weekend it would remind us to think of not only our father, but for all those who have served our country.

Many thanks to you for a great web site that pays tribute to our veterans. Thank you in advance for taking the consideration of adding my father to your list of veterans buried at Arlington.

My Dad retired from the Army in 1969 after 28 years of service. Before he was recalled to active duty in the Vietnam War, he was corporate secretary of the Sparks circus Corp. in Sarasota, Florida. He was stationed in Taiwan in 1956. While there, he was a Scoutmaster and trained and accompanied 32 American Boy Scouts from the Far East Council to the 3rd Chinese National Jamboree at Ta Pei Lake in southern Taiwan. My Dad also was one of the few Americans to climb Mount Ali Shan, a 14,000-foot peak in central Taiwan. In the late 1970's, he was a part-time instructor at Indiana Vocational Technical College and a part-time lecturer at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. My Dad was a graduate of Purdue University. 

I hope this isn't too much information, but feel it is an important part of his life. I took this information from his own words that he personally wrote for his obituary.


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