LTC Leland Wallace Potter, Jr. US Army (Retired) went to be with the one true Lord and Savior on June 24, 2019. Lee passed away at home in Seguin, TX, at the age of 75 after a five year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Lee graduated from Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, KY, in 1961. He graduated from UR in 1965 with a Bachelors degree in History & Political Science. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army and assigned to the 101st Airborne. Lee served two tours in Vietnam, first as an advisor to the Vietnamese Army and then as a Company Commander. He had an unaccompanied tour in Korea, 2 & 1/2 years at the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, spent 5 years at Ft. Hood, TX, and 2 years at Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico. His last assignment was in Alexandria, VA before he retired as a Lt. Colonel in October 1989. LTC Leland W. Potter, Jr. was a warrior and a leader. He was Airborne, an Army Ranger, Special Forces, and a skilled, but humble Infantry Officer.
He was awarded a Purple Heart following his combat injuries in Vietnam. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Morgan Potter, his seven children. He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren: .
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
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