In Memory of Leonard M. Chavez lost to Agent Orange in 2010.
Leonard M. Chavez served in Vietnam 1969-1970 where he was exposed to Agent Orange.
Leonard became ill around the age of 49. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, renal failure, vascular disease, type 2 diabetes and ischemic heart disease.
Within a year he was on dialysis 3 days a week. Over 10 years he became progressively worse. He had both legs and his right arm amputated along with most of the fingers on his left hand.
During the 10 years of his illnesses he seldom complained. He took things in stride and was only disappointed his life had taken such a drastic change and was shortened by so many years because of Agent Orange.
Leonard left behind a wife, 1 son, 2 daughters as well as his precious grandchildren.