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Leonard Foster Mason
Birth: Feb. 22, 1920
Death: Jul. 23, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, enlisting in 1942, served as a Private First Class, with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in action against Japanese forces on the Asan-Adelup Beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands. On July 22, 1944, while under fire by enemy machineguns not more than 15 yards away, he entirely on his own initiative, climbed out of gully and moved toward the rear of the enemy position. Although fired upon and wounded repeatedly, he pressed forward and reached his objective clearing out the hostile position, killing 5 Japanese. His heroic act in the face of almost certain death enabled his platoon to accomplish its mission. He died of his wounds the following day aboard a hospital ship offshore. Secretary of the Navy, Forrestal, posthumously presented the Medal of Honor to his mother in 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Hillery Mason (1894 - 1957)
  Mollie Rachel Partin Mason (1897 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Donna M Potts Sites (1923 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Ada Ozella Mason Martin (1914 - 2003)*
  Mary Edna Mason Sampson (1915 - 2003)*
  Leonard Foster Mason (1920 - 1944)
  Warren Neal Mason (1921 - 2009)*
  Willard Arnold Mason (1923 - 1966)*
  Ora Lee Mason Crites (1926 - 2003)*
  Elizabeth Elsa Mason Ackerman (1929 - 2004)*
  June Fern Mason Evans (1932 - 2005)*
  Joyce Fay Mason Johnson (1940 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Ohio.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8212372
Leonard Foster Mason
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Leonard Foster Mason
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Leonard Foster Mason
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
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