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This monument was built to honor the Korean War Veterans, Gordon Leesch, in particular, being the only Boerne native to die in this war. It was erected on the grounds of the Boerne High School. This school has since become the Boerne Middle School. Lt. Gordon Dean Leesch was awarded, posthumously, the Purple Heart decoration, Korean Service Medal with one bronze service star and United Nations Medal for his service in Korea. He was killed while leading a patrol into enemy territory near Songnaedong, North Korea, on September 30, 1952.

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