|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1917|
|Death: ||May 16, 1944, Italy|
The message was received here today by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leesley that their son, Corporal Edwin Leesley, 27, serving in the United States army had been killed in action on May 16th in the Italian campaign.
Thus another Plattsmouth youth has made the supreme sacrifice that the cause of freedom and the right of the American way of life might survive the great struggle that is now shaking the world, in which millions of young men of the nation are engaged.
In their loss Mr. and Mrs. Leesley will have the deep sympathy of everyone in the community, where hundreds are now serving in all parts of the world.
Cpl. Leesley entered the army in December 1942 and sent to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, where he spent his training period and in November 1943 was sent to Europe where he has since been in service and participated in the historic campaign for Rome and southern Italy.
There is surviving the passing of Cpl. Leesley, the parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leesley of this city; three brothers, Sgt. Irvin Leesley, Camp Gordon Johnson, Florida, Pfc. Donald Leesley, now home on furlough from the Canal Zone, Gerald, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Lee, Los Angeles, Mrs. Shirley Carey of Louisiana, and Miss Doris at home.
Published in The Plattsmouth Journal, June 19, 1944
Earl Strother Leesley (1884 - 1955)
Mary Caroline Long Leesley (1885 - 1951)
Gerald E. Leesley (1905 - 1949)**
Irwin Robert Leesley (1912 - 1992)*
Virginia I. Leesley Lee (1914 - 1986)*
Edwin Leesley (1917 - 1944)
Donald Leesley (1919 - 1974)*
Doris Leesley Hoover (1919 - 1962)*
Shirley Leesley Kulek (1924 - 1983)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Jul 09, 2009
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