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sent to Mr. John Chiang thru certified mail receipt # 7008 0150 0003 1981 6946 on 4/1/2008 w/ the return receipt signed by: Julie Hanneman on 4/2/2008

Mr. John Chiang

State Controller’s Office

300 Capitol Mall #1850

Sacramento, California 95814

 

Re: Unclaimed California Property (UCP)

 

Dear Mr Chiang:

 

Sir, I am a researcher of Philippine history & I used my database of Filipino names to compare it with your UCP database. I found over $4 million of funds that belonged to the Filipinos & their allied families. I created a website http://filipinosgone2california.tripod.com

listing those names. I do not have any monetary interest in my research. The advertisers in my free website do not pay me a cent. I did the research project for the reasons I indicated in the website.

I would appreciate it if you would locate some of the people in my list. I am particularly interested to find the family of Clotilde Leonor, deceased (see back page). My research indicated that her son Leonardo Leonor was a KIA/MIA U.S. Vietnam hero & that the heirs to this family might be residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, since a sister was asked to participate in the DNA project to identify Leonardo in 2002. The UCP amount of $103,055.73 would help the heirs to this truly deserving family, as well as other people that I located thru my research.

 

Sincerely,

 

Maria Elizabeth Embry

Antioch, California 94509

April 1, 2008

 

 

Date: 4/4/2008

Source: INT

Property ID Number:  009139646

Claim This Property

 

Owner's Name: 

LEONOR CLOTILDE C ; LEONOR RAYMOND

Amount: 

$103,055.73

Type of Property: 

Other

Reported By: 

BANK OF AMERICA

Reported

Address: 

MAGALLAN ES VIL MAKATI , METRO MANILA

 

https://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOTILDE LEONOR

02 Jun 1909

Dec 1986

94124 (San Francisco, San Francisco, CA)

(none specified)

101-24-6722

New York

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LEONARDO C LEONOR

22 Sep 1940

20 Jul 1978

(VA)

(none specified)

103-32-7503

New York

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JOSE A LEONOR

25 Nov 1907

15 Dec 1992

XX601 (not specified)

(none specified)

104-14-4207

New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME                                 BIRTH                 DEATH   LAST RESIDENCE         SSN    ISSUED         TOOLS

                                                                                          LAST BENEFIT

          

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Lenny was my back-seater.

Posted for: LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR:

Dear Lenny,
You were my assigned back-seater in the 523rd at Udorn, Thailand. Even though we didn't fly many missions together, your skill and professionalism always had a calming effect. You were as well known for humorous events that you caused as for your skill and professionalism. One of the most humorous events occurred after you went missing in trying to decide what to do with the stuff you had accumulated in your BOQ room. Such items as AK-47's, etc, but the biggest dilemma was what to do with that wild ocelot you had tamed. It was finally decided to donate it to the Jungle Survival School at Clark AFB. The flight surgeon sedated the cat, and a back-seater volunteered to carry the cat on his lap back home to Clark, with one stiuplation...if the cat awoke in flight, first the canopy would go, then the cat! But all made it safely and intact to Clark and as far as we know the cat lived out his life at the school.
The day you went missing with Pete Cleary you had agreed to fly with Pete on his last assigned mission. When you both failed to return, we waited. We are still waiting.....Godspeed.
Captain Jerry F. Gipson, USAF, 523rd TFS
gjerry689@aol.com (903-759-0088)

Posted by: Captain Jerry F. Gipson, 523rd TFS
Email:
gjerry689@aol.com
Relationship: Fellow Squadron Member
Sunday, May 28, 2000

http://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&anClip=20185

 

Lenny's Mass Card and Biography

Posted for: LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR:

This is the mass card provided by Lenny's family on the occasion of his burial at Arlington National Cemetery on May 24, 2002...

Major Leonardo Capistrano Leonor was born in Manila, Philippines and was raised in Long Island, New York City. He graduated from St. Agnes High School and New York University. His father is Jose A. Leonor who served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. His mother is Clotilde Capistrano Leonor who was a devout catholic and dedicated mother.

His family and friends describe him as kind, compassionate, helpful, generous, patient, joyful, fun loving and courageous. He was a man for others. He enjoyed bowling and drag racing, winning trophies in both sports.

In the United States Air Force, Major Leonardo C. Leonor distinguished himself through his professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty. On 27 June 1972 while participating in an aerial mission as an F-4D Weapons Systems Officer, he penetrated a heavily defended area in North Vietnam to locate several downed air crew members and directed rescue forces. He drew enemy fire to himself, and away from the rescue forces, resulting in the success of the mission. For this act of bravery, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He received two other Distinguished Flying Cross medals for outstanding heroism and aerial skill, on 04 October 1972 and 05 October 1972.

He also received The Air Medal (First through thirteenth Oak Leaf Cluster) for the successful accomplishment of important missions under extremely hazardous conditions 10 February 1972 to 10 October 1972. He received a second Air Medal on 19 April 1972 for successfully completing his mission without regard for personal safety. A third Air Medal was awarded to him (Fifteenth Oak Leaf Cluster) for contributing to the protection of all friendly aircraft and for the success of his mission.

On 10 October 1972, while flying as Forward Air Controllers directing a strike mission, contact was lost and the F-4E Phantom II failed to return to friendly lines. A search followed without results. Captain Leonardo C. Leonor and his companion Captain Peter M. Cleary were declared Missing in Action. While MIA, nevertheless, both men were promoted to the rank of Major, before review boards amended their status to Killed in Action.

A joint U.S.-SRV persevered in the search and recovery of the men killed and missing in action. In 1994 CILHI personnel excavated an F-4 crash site in Quang Binh province, North Vietnam. Recovered from the crash site were skeletal fragments attributed to Maj. Leonor on the basis of DNA analysis matching that of his sister’s whose blood was obtained in the year 2000. His identification tag was also turned over by a Vietnamese national. On February 12, 2002, his sister was informed of the findings. His remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery on May 24, 2002. Part of the remains will be brought to the Philippines, the country of his birth.

The Purple Heart was bestowed on Major Leonardo Capistrano Leonor for gallantly giving his life in the service of his country as a member of the United States Air Force on 09 August 1978, Posthumous.

The Honorable Service Medal was given to his parents Jose and Clotilde Leonor in his memory on 20 July 1978.

Eternal rest grant to Leonardo, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

Posted by: Tom Cleary
Email:
Relationship: He flew/died with my brother
Friday, October 10, 2003                    

http://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&anClip=100812

 

 

 

 

Posted for: LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR:

I did not know Lenny but he was my godfather's backseater. Lenny was shot down with Peter Cleary on 10 October 1972.

Since that time, I am sure he has been missed greatly by his family just as my godfather, Peter Cleary. Lenny and Peter

have been found and will be coming home to be laid to rest and given the honor and respect they have deserved for many

years. I am sorry that I never knew Lenny or Peter but there will always be a place in my heart for them both

 

Posted by: Allison Linnevers Stanley

http://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&anClip=46343

 

 


Email:
Relationship: God daughter of his front seat
Friday, March 1, 2002

LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR               1W, 81

LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR
is honored on Panel 1W, Row 81 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Full Name:

LEONARDO CAPISTRAN LEONOR

Wall Name:

LEONARDO C LEONOR

Date of Birth:

9/22/1940

Date of Casualty:

10/10/1972

Home of Record:

ASTORIA

State:

NY

Branch of Service:

AIR FORCE

Rank:

MAJ

Casualty Country:

NORTH VIETNAM

Casualty Province:

NZ

Status:

MIA

http://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=30417

 

 

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