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Leslie Allen Bellrichard

 

 

Thoughts from Ed Grob

I was privileged on May 29, 2004 to attend the dedication of the Bellrichard Bridge that spans the Rock River on Willard Avenue in Janesville, WI.  While there, I was fortunate enough to meet Leslie's brother, several other family members, and several friends.  It was a touching, meaningful ceremony.

Several State, County, and City officials were there, and each made comments about the heroism exemplified by Leslie's actions and sacrifice during the battle known as The Nine Days in May.  The 4th Infantry Division was well represented by Association members and their guests.  Most impressive was the number of Leslie's relatives in attendance.

I took several photographs that are shown in this slideshow.

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Read Bob Baker's Dedication Speech

       
 

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Leslie Allen Bellrichard


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Congressional Medal of Honor