Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Leon Paul Arickx.
Unit/Placed in, USS Oklahoma (BB-37) Battleship, United States Navy.
Leon is born approx. on Dec. 28, 1918 in Minnesota.
Father, Charles L. Arickx.
Mother, Erma M. (Vergate) Arickx.
Sister(s), Bertha R. Mary M. Adelaide, Suzanna M. Evouda P. and Mary A. Arickx.
Brother(s), Frank E. Raymond A. and Joseph J. Arickx.
Leon enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 3214207.
Leon was KIA when the Japanese Bombed and Strafed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leon is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing. (His remains were recovered, and a rosette is placed with his name)
He is recovered and got his Resting Place at Sacred Heart Cemetery
Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA.
He is also Mentioned at USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
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
Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Seaman 1st Class Leon Arickx were accounted for in 2018. His name is permanently inscribed in the “Courts of the Missing” at the Honolulu Memorial.
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.