SA Leroy Halbert

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Special Agent Leroy E. Halbert

Died: December 31, 1970

Special Agent Halbert was killed when he and another Special Agent were accosted in the city of So Chin, Republic of Vietnam. According to reports, Halbert and the other agent were on duty, when a group of Soldiers stopped the agents, pointed weapons at them and threatened to kill one of the agents. A struggle ensued. During the struggle, one of the assailants was shot and killed by the CID Agent and Halbert was shot and killed by one of the assailants.

Two Soldiers were charged with murder, robbery, wrongful possession of marijuana and aggravated assault in this case.