Leonard Joseph Foret age 83 of Benbrook, Texas passed away at his home on March 31st, 2023. He was born on October 31st, 1939, in Raceland Louisiana, to a French Family. Leonard joined the Military and served under the US Air Force, most notably having campaigned in Vietnam, where his plane was shot down a total of 3 times. On August 28th, 1970, Technical Sergeant Leonard J. Foret was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his skill and bravery in aerial flight over near Hiep Duc, where he was shot down in a C-123 and held off against enemy forces for a night on May 19th, 1970. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross again for outstanding airmanship in a top secret operation in Southeast Asia on October 14th, 1970. Leonard J. Foret retired from the military on May 31st, 1977 right after an assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan as a Master Sergeant E8. He would then go on to teach, work for Lockheed Martin, then retired entirely. Though he would do odd jobs here and there, such as working as an Uber Driver or operating machines at Six Flags, as Leonard always wanted to be working. He travelled across the world and lived overseas in Afghanistan, Korea, and Turkey, the latter which he would consider his second home.
Leonard was preceded in death by his son, Darrell Foret; granddaughter, Kari May Foret; parents, Davis and Mae (Pertuit) Foret; stepmother, Anna Foret; brothers; Norris, Clarence, Donald, Allen and Samuel Foret; and sisters, Alice Mae Pierce, Enit Foret, Lydia Folse and Gertrude Chaisson.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 12 years, Muyesser Foret; daughters, Doren Vincent and husband Randy and Debra Foret; daughter-in-law, Turnette Foret; four grandchildren, David and wife Emily, Kelly and husband Kevin, Daniel, Desiree and husband Adrian; six great-grandchildren, Bella, Shelby, Landon, Bentley, Maliah and Cameron; sisters, Vickie Chaisson and Mae Catherine Young and husband Billy; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.