Whitehead, Leelon D

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)


Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 20 January 1943 in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Date of birth: 28 June 1924

Hometown: Jackson, Michigan

Occupation prior to enlistment: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

High School: 4 years of high school

Married: Single, with dependents

Campaign: WWII

Died: 31 August 1944

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action

Place of interment: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France

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