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Obituary: Talon R. Leach

Obituary: Talon R. Leach

August 20th, 2017 in Obituaries

Sgt. Talon R. Leach, USMC, 27, perished Monday, July 10, 2017 in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi with 14 other Marines and 1 Navy personnel. He was born on August 26, 1989 in Anchorage, Alaska to Tab Leach and Lisa Corbet. Talon was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and one heck of a Marine. Talon loved his family and friends deeply. He lived life to the fullest while always giving of himself for the benefit of others. His humble character was known by all who knew and loved him. Talon loved his job as it provided him a way to jump out of planes, train on a variety of weapons, meet like-minded individuals and see the world. Talon will always be remembered as a strong, caring, brilliant, down to earth, fun to be around and yet serious when required, and always a gentleman. He will forever be missed by his family, friends and community. Sergeant Talon R. Leach served in the US Marine Corps from 01/10/2010 until his passing. He was a member of the 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Sergeant Leach deployed in December 2015 to July 2016 as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. His awards and decorations with (# of each award): Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation; Certificate of Appreciation (3) Talon is survived by his cherished wife, Sara (Sealey) Leach; his parents; mother-in-law, Trish Sealey; step-mother, Denise Leach; sisters, Marcey Combs (husband Alan) and Cassea Gaman; brother, Seth Corbet; grandparents, Dr. James B and Sarah Ann Leach III DVM; seven nieces/nephews: Noah, Taylor, Lillyann, Asher and Judah Combs, Elyas Orf and Jaleya Gamon; companions, Gnarbert and Fallujah (Talon and Sara's beloved dogs); along with many wonderful friends. Funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 at North Callaway High School, 2690 US 54, Kingdom City, Missouri. The community is invited to stand in honor along the processional route of Business 54 North traveling South, at the conclusion of the Memorial Service approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Please stop by Debo Funeral Home at 833 Court Street to pick up your complimentary American flag to hold while standing and honoring Talon's family during the processional through town. Online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com