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Leonard Mallonee Cowherd III

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: August 6, 1981
Hometown: Culpeper, Virginia
Entered: June 28, 1999
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: May 16, 2004
Died In: Karbala, Iraq
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal

Second Lieutenant Cowherd served with C Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany. He was killed in action in Karbala, Iraq on May 16, 2004, by a sniper and rocket propelled grenade fire.

He was a graduate of Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill, Virginia and a 2003 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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