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Leland Jean Hatch
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1918
Naples
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1944, Italy



MEMORIAL RITES HELD FOR TWO VERNAL HEROES TRIBUTES PAID TO VALOR OF LELAND HATCH AND EDGAR THOMAS. Memorial services were conducted Sunday evening at the Vernal Second Ward Chapel for Pvt Leland Hatch, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hatch, who died of wounds received in action February 10th while serving on the Italian battle front. The services were originally planned for Pvt. Edgar Thomas, also killed in action and when Pvt. Hatch's death was reported, the combined service was held. Bishop Owen Slaugh conducted the services. The opening song was by the congregation, "Tho Deepening Trials" Jesse A. Haws offered the invocation. Mrs. Elnora Vernon of Maeser paid tribute to Pvt. Thomas following Mrs. Vernon's remarks, a girl's chorus, composed of Patty Lewis, Audrey Jones, Lucy and Rachel Calder, Beth Pope, Marietta Williams and Marva Walker, sang, "My Buddy," accompanied by Douglas Jones. LaMond Tullis paid tribute to Pvt. Hatch, Alvin E. Weeks pronounced the benediction. The congregation sang, "Come Let Us Anew." Members of the American Legion and Legion Ausilliary were present at the services in a body, Vern McCarrell, Jennie Workman, Effie Hall and J. S. Milburn were the color bearers and presented the flags. Pvt. Hatch participated in the North African and Sicilian campaigns. He was wounded in action Nov. 25, 1943, but recovered fully and reported back to active duty. He entered military service February 26, 1941 and after completed training at Fort Lewis, Washington, was sent overseas in November of 1942. He was born in Vernal June 4, 1918. In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Iona Richens, Midvale; Mrs. Fontella Tomlinson, Willow Creek and five brothers, Monroe and Earl of Jensen; Dee and Ennis Ray of Vernal and LaVern of Hawthorne, Nev. -Vernal Express, March 30, 1944, transcribed by Rhonda Holton 
 
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 Parents:
  Monroe Hatch (1891 - 1967)
  Sarah Christina Hullinger Hatch (1892 - 1967)
 
 Siblings:
  Winfield Monroe Hatch (1910 - 1974)*
  Lloyd Dee Hatch (1915 - 1977)*
  Leland Jean Hatch (1918 - 1944)
  Iona Annel Hatch Richens (1919 - 1977)*
  Earl Everett Hatch (1921 - 1989)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Vernal Memorial Park
Vernal
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Vernal_BH69.75_L1_S2b
 
Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Record added: Jul 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20259445
Leland Jean Hatch
Added by: Burnt Almond Fudge
 
Leland Jean Hatch
Added by: Burnt Almond Fudge
 
Leland Jean Hatch
Added by: Burnt Almond Fudge
 
 
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