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General Walter P. Leber, USAR

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To The Relatives (Fig & Family, Randy & Family) of A Great Great Man:
I am just now being apprised of the passing of your Father, LTG Walter P. "Philip"
Leber, USAR. I know you miss him because I can still picture him like it was only yesterday and I can actually hear his very distinguishable laugh when something really struck him as funny --- and this of a man I last saw in Washington DC when he was in the Office

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Posted by: COL Franklin O. Bright, (Ret) - FL - Good Friend,Civilian Aide,   Mar 31, 2011

I am writing this letter of condolence for John Klug my name is Monica Smith one of John's caregivers. John sends his heartfelt sympathies to the family. He speaks very highly of Mr. Leber, they graduated from college together and share military experiences together. Bob, as we call him, speaks of him being the smartest one in their graduating class along with his military experience. Bob is a WWII vet he was with the 166th. We apologize for the being

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Posted by: John Klug - lebanon, MO - school mate   Mar 22, 2010

I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing. Knowing him and working as his Aide-de-Campe was one of the highlights of my military service. I remember once Edward Teller telling me that your father was a great American. He was!!


Posted by: COL(R) William M. Arrants - Arlington, VA   Aug 26, 2009

Randy and family, I know you will miss your Dad a lot. He was a good man. Keep the good times close to your heart and he will be with you always. Remember especially the REALLY good times in the Canal Zone at Balboa High School. Hope to see you at a BHS64 class reunion. Janie Holgerson Thompson


Posted by: Jane Holgerson Thompson - Saluda, NC   Aug 17, 2009

I was a freshman at the Canal Zone Junior College, active in local theatre and a lifeguard when I first became aquainted with Governor Leber. My father worked for the Department of the Army as a civilian management analyst and my mother was an assistant pool manager/swimming instructor for the Pan Canal Schools Division. When we first came to the Canal in 1963 we lived in Curundu and eventually moved to Curundy Heights. We weren't part of the military or

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Posted by: Tom Mitchell - The Villages, FL   Aug 12, 2009

General Leber is a great example of "the greatest generation."

It was my pleasure to have known him when he was serving in the Panama Canal Zone.

He was highly organized in his thoughts, actions and principles. A conversation with him was always a demonstration of his mental rigor.

I was young when I met him, and the impressions he left are permanent.

He was a great thinker, leader and father.

I offer his family my respect for his life of service, commitment and courage of action.


Posted by: Steven Swann - Stuart, FL   Aug 05, 2009

On behalf of the staff of the Forest Hills Funeral Home and myself, I would like to extend our deepest, heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father.


Posted by: Jim Ostrand - Palm City, FL   Aug 04, 2009