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PFC Leo Dale Hastings
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1921
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1942
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Veteran WWII

(Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

Table Rock Argus, Mar.25, 1948.

BODY OF WAR VETERAN RETURNED HOME

MILITARY FUNERAL IS HELD FOR LEO HASTINGS SATURDAY; BURIED HERE.

The body of Leo D. Hastings was laid to rest on American soil at Table Rock, Saturday with military funeral conducted by the American Legion Post 289 of Table Rock. Hastings, a member of the Marine Corps, was killed in action early in December, 1942.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Hastings of Osborne, Ks., former residents of Table Rock. The body had been shipped home from overseas in the south Pacific. He was killed in action on Guadalcanal Island in the Soloman Islands group.

Ward Merritt, Humboldt, was in charge of the funeral at the Kovanda Chapel, with brief services conducted by the Legion at the grave in the Table Rock cemetery.A military escort, a member of the Marines, accompanied the body from Kansas City and remained here until after the burial.

Leo enlisted in the Marines soon after war was declared. He left for overseas duty on July 1, 1942. He was born in Table Rock and attended high school here. He was a former football player at Bethany high school at Lincoln. 
 
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 Parents:
  Emery Herbert Hastings (1886 - 1949)
  Sarah Jane Morris Hastings (1891 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Emery Hastings (1918 - 1990)*
  Leo Dale Hastings (1921 - 1942)
  Keith Hastings (1938 - 2014)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Table Rock Cemetery
Table Rock
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54994153
PFC Leo Dale Hastings
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PFC Leo Dale Hastings
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PFC Leo Dale Hastings
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You are not forgotten~
- Luella Hinrichsen
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
Thank you for my Freedom
- Loren Bender
 Added: Sep. 24, 2013
Thank you for your service, you are not forgotten-
- Lu
 Added: Jul. 15, 2010
 
 
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