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Leon Paul Arickx
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1918
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

Died in Pearl Harbor during the war.
Age: 22
Navy Seaman First Class aboard the USS Oklahoma
Missing in action durng the attack on Pearl Harbor
Awarded the Purple Heart

Picture is from the Memorial wall at Pearl Harbor
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While researching WWII casualties on www.newspaperarchive.com, I came across this article on Leon Arickx. I offer it to you in the hope that you might add it to his Find-A-Grave memorial.

WATERLOO DAILY COURIER, WATERLOO, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1943, PAGE SEVENTEEN

OSAGE COUPLE GIVEN DECORATION AWARDED POSTHUMOUSLY TO SON
Osage, Ia.--Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arickx of Mitchell have received the Purple Heart award, posthumously awarded to their son, Leon Arickx, seaman first class, who lost his life in action at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. The certificate of award and the purple heart medal were sent by Frank Knox, secretary of the navy. Leon was aboard the Oklahoma.

Thank you,Eric Ackerman
Topeka, Kansas
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Louis Arickx (1874 - 1959)
  Erma Marie Vergate Arickx (1884 - 1962)
 
 Siblings:
  Suzanna Martha Arickx Boerjan (1911 - 1973)*
  Frank Emil Arickx (1914 - 1978)*
  Leon Paul Arickx (1918 - 1941)
  Leon Paul Arickx (1918 - 1941)*
  Joseph Julius Arickx (1922 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Osage
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45385526
Leon Paul Arickx
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Leon Paul Arickx
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Leon Paul Arickx
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Added by: K. Pike
 
 
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- J F-B
 Added: Dec. 7, 2011
Seventy years ago today--A Day That Lives in Infamy. You are not forgotten, Leon.
- J F-B
 Added: Dec. 7, 2011

- GeneGraver
 Added: Mar. 20, 2010
 
 
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