Leon Jacinto “Pepper” Tagle

Leon Jacinto “Pepper” Tagle

Age: 43
Branch: Contractor
Rank: SM1
Unit(s): UDT11, Contractor
Station: Algeria

Fallen on: 10 Oct 2001
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Era: Global War on Terror

Medals & Commendations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Expeditionary Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Hidalgo County, TX

SM1 Tagle (one of four retired Navy men from Virginia Beach) were among the 10 people reported missing when their small plane vanished in bad weather over the Mediterranean Sea enroute to Algeria.