In Memory of Leslie Bryon Hair lost to Agent Orange in 2010.
Leslie Byron Hair, Beloved Husband of 43 1/2 years passed away February 28th, 2010 from Ischemic Heart Disease from exposure to Agent Orange during his tour in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. The VA never diagnosed him with Ischemic Heart Disease the cause of death was determined by autopsy. He was 10% disabled service connected with Diabetes in the early 2000s.
Leslie was drafted Summer of ’65; Reported to Lubbock, TX in Sept then sent to Amarillo, TX then on to Fort Polk, LA but had too many recruits so was transferred to Fort Hood, TX for basic training with the 1st Armored Division, received sharp shooter status. Then transferred to Fort Bragg, NC with the Co B 84th Engr Bn in Jan ’66. Received orders for overseas duty in Vietnam, came home on leave and we were married 7/23/66. He helped erect different buildings/roads in Vietnam, drove a dump truck and served as a driver for his SGT. He and his unit came under fire many times; there is a lot he would not discuss w/anyone.
Leslie was a very dedicated individual, working hard for his family survived by one son and three daughters as well as three granddaughters and six grandsons. He was planning on retiring in July 2010.
Leslie is to be honored June 20th 2015 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the In Memory Day Ceremony. We still grieve deeply, especially with Father’s Day coming up June 21, then his birthday July 22 and what would’ve been our 49th Anniversary.
Loved and missed by his family and friends.
Paula Foster Hair