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

Age: 22

Navy Seaman First Class aboard the USS Oklahoma

Missing in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor

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.
Waterloo Daily Courier
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
Thu 8 Jul 1943, p17
(with thanks to Eric A in Topeka for this research)

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Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31353, -157.84761
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: J F-B
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56114195
SMN Leon Paul Arickx
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Thank you for your service to our country and for your sacrifice, May you rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Apr. 10, 2013

- 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
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