Wrangler Leesman, Army Ranger search aid

$26,720 of $50k goal

Raised by 297 people in 29 months
Dee-Dee Leesman  GILBERT, AZ
This account is being set up to help support the continued search and any other related costs to aid in these efforts to find and bring home Wrangler Leesman, an Army Ranger and decorated soldier who served 5 tours for his country. He has unfortunately had an accident while on vacation kayaking in Belize and has been missing at sea off the coast since Tuesday, April 28th. We are seeking any help whether funding or to simply please pass on and share his story with as many people as possible in our efforts to get the attention of congressman or woman or other political officials; to hopefully get help from the US Government to join in the search. In the meantime, a group of family and friends has stepped up using any means possible inlcuding: Facebook, writing congress, state officials, the US Embassy in Belize and with the help of all the great people at the local news channels in both Texas and Arizona CBS to spread the word in a desperate plea to get the US Govt. to join in the search. The private funding has been taken on only by family and friends thus far and we asking for help and paid for the private funding of a helicopter and other search efforts due to the limited resources available. We are very thankful and seek anyone to help however they can to assist the brave men and women of the Belize Coast Guard, the US Embassy in Belize and other volunteers who we are forever in debt to for their efforts to try and find my son, Wrangler Leesman. We need to please help them in their search efforts in any way you can, even if it is simply telling a friend about his incident. 

Attached is a clickable link below in red of the Texas news station's footage regarding the incident where he is living today. He also has family in Arizona where his mother, brother, sister and many others reside.

Army Ranger missing at sea off the coast of Belize

All of his family and friends across the country are trying to band together in an effort to unite to seek help in the continued search and rescue efforts to find him. Due to Belize being such a small country they unfortunately do not have alot of resources available and to our knowledge they have only 2 Coast Guard Boats being used and have a single aircraft, but due to weather and mechanical issues has not been used, however told that soon it will join the effort as well. Due to the limited resources we are left to privately try to seek help and are hiring a private helicopter company and other means to do whatever we can to try and find him, hopefully in time to save him.

God bless everyone for all of your help and prayers. We thank you all for any efforts to please help to bring home my son to his family, his wonderful friends and most importantly back to the United States of America, the country he loved and served.

Dee-Dee Leesman
Mother
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Update 28
28 months ago

I want to thank all the service men and women in our country especially on this weekend . The families that ha e lost someeone so dear to them. My wound is so fresh I don't know how you do it. My prayers and thoughts will be with you forever. I want to again thank e eryone who prayed for my son. People from all over the world reached out to me to pray and help. My son always told me 1 man makes a difference and now I believe it too. My Love and Prayers to All. From the Leesman and Lipsky family and hhis sister Beverly Lock
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Update 27
29 months ago

I was told today the diver's are still looking for sure till Wednesday. I want to thank them with all my heart cause I know the weather is bad. I want them to look but I also don"t want anyone else hurt. I want to find him alive and well. As a mother I'm holding out for the best. It just seems so unreal that this can't be happening. I want to thank everyone for trying to make my Mother's Day wonderful, it just was very hard. The flowers were all so lovely and the messages from all of you were greatly appreciated. I thank my family for putting up with me and his friends cause I know I've been difficult some days. I want everyone in the whole world to know what a beautiful and wonderful boy I have or had He will remain MY HERO FOREVER
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Update 26
29 months ago

I want to thank everyone for the lovely flowers,candy and fruit sent to me on Mother's Day.
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Update 25
29 months ago

I received a call from Andrew my boots on the ground in Belize him and another diver had to come up, the weather was getting bad. I think the weather will be bad for another few days. I see thunder storms on Mother's Day and Monday in weather report. I want you all to be safe don't take extra precautions. Andrew is having a baby girl in September, she needs her daddy. They promised me there still going down when they can if it takes forever. My plans now are to go to Texas real soon and give Wrangler a memorial His father and I want to thank each and everyone for the support and still hoping to bring our son home to us. Then in August we are headed to Belize for Memorial in the waters where he was last seen. So any one who wants to join us are more than welcome. Love each and everyone for everything we don't have the words to tell you what it means to us. Our friends and family are still prayer hoping our prayers will be answered
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Margo Juarez
28 months ago

Met Wrangler when i was around my early teens and he was a lil superman then and became really good friends with my brother; we are praying for you Wrangler and as long as there is hope there is the will of GOD. All glory to the highest and hear our prayers, Lord. GOD BLess!

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Terry Leesman
28 months ago

We would like to exhaust this account Choppers need to go back out There's still hope as long as there is money in this account

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Heather Frazier
29 months ago

hang in their mrs dee dee GOD IS STIL ON THE THRONE AND IN CONTROL ...... IM STILL PRAYING HE WILL COME HOME TO YOU AND HIS FRIENDS HE IS MISSED VERY MUCH AND WAS AN AWESOME FUNNY PERSON WITH A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS

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Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

I am sorry I'm not ready to say sorry for your loss I'm still waiting for that miracle

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Nancy Nida
29 months ago

Your son is our son, your brother is our brother. Everyone here on the island is praying for all of you.

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Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

we can't physically be there to search but we can help from home by sharing. God bless you

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Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

God be with all of you divers and helicopters and searchers today we need positive reports tonight be safe

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Bambina Mazzario
29 months ago

Another option which would be less than the helicopter and possibly useful would be chartering a boat and seeing if you can get some open water divers to volunteer to assist. If you can find someone who understands the currents since he disappeared it may help then know where to dive and look.

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Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

thank God for Andrew Our boots on the ground

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Andrew Biddle
29 months ago

Former Ranger and private military contractor here living on Ambergris Caye, just a few miles north of where he was last seen. I can be your "boots on the ground" in this. Contact me at tribebreaker@me.com RLTW

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Joel Krall
29 months ago

Don't know your son personally... shared around the SOF community... I know commercial SAR is not cheap... and time is critical. If I can think of anything else I'll try and send a private message. God bless and we will pray for his discovery and safe return

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Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

I know this a lot to ask, but you never know till you do. Any of my friends or even slight acquaintances that know me, if you have access to a helicopter or know anyone that could help would be a blessing. Wrangler has served his country well and would do it again for you. In Jesus name

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$26,720 of $50k goal

Raised by 297 people in 29 months
Created May 2, 2014
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
DH
$100
Dustin Halliwell
28 months ago

RLTW

RT
$100
Raymond Trosper
28 months ago
CF
$30
Cardenas Family
29 months ago
JA
$200
Jimmy Alexander
29 months ago

Friends with the Pippin's. Let's find Wrangler safe... God Bless... Your son and family are in our prayers.

LA
$25
Laura Anderson
29 months ago
TK
$100
Ty Klikus
29 months ago
RA
$50
Rachel Alzamora
29 months ago
$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
WC
$30
William Cole
29 months ago

RLTW

Margo Juarez
28 months ago

Met Wrangler when i was around my early teens and he was a lil superman then and became really good friends with my brother; we are praying for you Wrangler and as long as there is hope there is the will of GOD. All glory to the highest and hear our prayers, Lord. GOD BLess!

+ Read More
Terry Leesman
28 months ago

We would like to exhaust this account Choppers need to go back out There's still hope as long as there is money in this account

+ Read More
Heather Frazier
29 months ago

hang in their mrs dee dee GOD IS STIL ON THE THRONE AND IN CONTROL ...... IM STILL PRAYING HE WILL COME HOME TO YOU AND HIS FRIENDS HE IS MISSED VERY MUCH AND WAS AN AWESOME FUNNY PERSON WITH A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS

+ Read More
Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

I am sorry I'm not ready to say sorry for your loss I'm still waiting for that miracle

+ Read More
Nancy Nida
29 months ago

Your son is our son, your brother is our brother. Everyone here on the island is praying for all of you.

+ Read More
Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

we can't physically be there to search but we can help from home by sharing. God bless you

+ Read More
Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

God be with all of you divers and helicopters and searchers today we need positive reports tonight be safe

+ Read More
Bambina Mazzario
29 months ago

Another option which would be less than the helicopter and possibly useful would be chartering a boat and seeing if you can get some open water divers to volunteer to assist. If you can find someone who understands the currents since he disappeared it may help then know where to dive and look.

+ Read More
Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

thank God for Andrew Our boots on the ground

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Andrew Biddle
29 months ago

Former Ranger and private military contractor here living on Ambergris Caye, just a few miles north of where he was last seen. I can be your "boots on the ground" in this. Contact me at tribebreaker@me.com RLTW

+ Read More
Joel Krall
29 months ago

Don't know your son personally... shared around the SOF community... I know commercial SAR is not cheap... and time is critical. If I can think of anything else I'll try and send a private message. God bless and we will pray for his discovery and safe return

+ Read More
Elaine Lopez
29 months ago

I know this a lot to ask, but you never know till you do. Any of my friends or even slight acquaintances that know me, if you have access to a helicopter or know anyone that could help would be a blessing. Wrangler has served his country well and would do it again for you. In Jesus name

+ Read More
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