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Lt. Col William H. "Bud" Leonard


Last updated 1/8/2009 at Noon

Lt. Col William H.

Lt. Col William H. “Bud” Leonard, after fighting Parkinson’s disease for 30 years, succumbed to its complications on Monday, December 29, 2008.

Born November 22, 1933, in Pascagoula, MS, he lived in Fallbrook for 27 years.

In 1957, he received his BS degree from Florida State University, where he played football for four years. In 1973, he received his MS degree from George Washington University.

Bud was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USMC in 1958. During his 28-year career, he served his country in Vietnam, Okinawa, Japan and many stateside locations.

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