Rank and Name, Private Leslie J. Arends.
Unit/Placed in, 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division “Tropical Lightning”.
Leslie is born approx. on Oct. 11, 1906 in Hampton, Iowa.
Father, George M. Arends.
Mother, Hanna S. (Mccormick) Arends.
Sister(s), Alice M. Viola M. Vern V. and Lola I. Arends.
Brother(s), Leslie L. Ernest E. and Orval R. Arends.
Leslie enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 37189562.
Leslie was KIA at the fight over Munda Point, New Georgia on Aug. 4, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leslie is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://www.25thida.org/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com