Machinist 2nd Class Leon Faure was born in Hopeville, LA. He enlisted in the US Navy and served in Vietnam on the USS Magoffin and the Point Defiance. He participated in the Que Nam Landing and also served in Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines. He worked in the evaporator room, making distilled and drinking water for the ship. He received two good conduct medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Frank Knox Award. He is a resident of Mandeville.