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We members of the 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchu) Association, United States Army, pledge to preserve the history and name of “The Regiment”, and to support the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; to support our Active 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchu) soldiers and the United States Army Regimental system.  We shall promote comradeship and esprit de corps among our members; set examples of unselfish patriotism, and memorialize the patriotic deeds of the members of the 9th Infantry Regiment.
 

SGM Leonard P. Alexander - By Sheila Meridith

I AM WRITING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PASSING OF SGM LEONARD P. ALEXANDER WHO WAS BORN 04.09.1930 AND DIED 02.08.1976.  LEONARD P. WAS A KOREAN WAR AND A VIET NAM COMBAT VETERAN AND WAS ON ACTIVE DUTY AS AN ADVISER TO THE 168TH SUPPORT DIVISION OF THE U.S. ARMY RESERVE AT BOWMAN FIELD WHEN HE PASSED AWAY . HE IS INTERRED AT THE FORT KNOX MAIN POST CEMETERY, WHICH HAS RECENTLY BEEN NAMED A NATIONAL SHRINE.  LEONARD LEFT A WIFE, FOUR DAUGHTERS, TWO SON-IN-LAWS AND TWO GRAND CHILDREN.  HE WAS HONORED POST-HUMOUSLY WITH A MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD (THIRD OAK LEAF CLUSTER) AND THE ASSEMBLY AREA IN ONE OF THE BUILDINGS AT BOWMAN FIELD WAS NAMED ALEXANDER HALL IN HIS HONOR.

I FIRST MET TOP WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED TO ALPHA COMPANY IN 1969 AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY HE TOOK ME UNDER HIS WING AS HE DID WITH OTHER MEN IN THE COMPANY WHO BELIEVED IN HIS LEADERSHIP. I HAVE TALKED TO A LOT OF OTHER GUYS WHO WHERE THERE AT THE TIME AND NO ONE HAS YET TO SAY ANYTHING BUT GOOD THINGS ABOUT TOP.  EVERYONE THOUGHT A LOT OF HIM.  WE THE MANCHUS GREATLY RESPECTED LEONARD P. AND ALWAYS WILL.  I HAD AND HAVE A GREAT LOVE FOR THIS MAN WHO THOUGHT OF HIS TROOPS BEFORE HIMSELF AND WE WILL MISS HIS GUIDANCE AND MENTORSHIP WHICH  HE ALWAYS DISPLAYED TO THE FULLEST. SO WE SALUTE YOU TOP AND SAY TO YOU KUTF!!!

SGM Leonard P. Alexander

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SGM Leonard P. Alexander
 
 
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