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Corp George Leedy
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1892
Kingsport
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1961
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

My Great Grandfather, George Leedy Served in WWI with the 306th, 81st Division Field Signal Battalion Company C as a Lineman. They were known as the "Stonewall" Division and later as the "Wildcats".

George was an electrician for the Clinchfield Coal Company in Virginia and Inland Steel in Kentucky.

George Leedy Served in WWI with the 306th, 81st Division Field Signal Battalion Company C as a Lineman. They were known as the "Stonewall" Division and later as the "Wildcats".

Leedy. George - Private l/Class Enlisted September 25,
l9l7 - Kingsport Tenn.
Corporal Leedy, better known among his friends as "Boss", hails from Kingsport,Tennessee. His military life Began at Camp Gordon September l9l7, later transferred to the Battalion at Camp Jackson. Being a lineman, he was given a helper whom he named "Gang", who in turn christened him "Boss". When on the fronts or behind the lines, "Boss" did his share; when lines went bad, "Boss" called the "Gang" and found the trouble. "Boss" was a good soldier, but not sailor; on the "good ship Mandingo" seasickness attacked him, causing
him to cast up everything except his shoes, which were
laced on.

Taken from the book "World War history of the 306th Field Signal Battalion" Page 256 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harvey Elsworth Leedy (1853 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Kiser Leedy (1901 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  Ruby D. Leedy Whitaker (1922 - 1994)*
  Oma Lee Leedy Whitaker (1927 - 2006)*
  Jim Leedy (1929 - 1963)*
  Barbara E Russell (1931 - 1998)*
  Billie Rose Leedy Flowers (1933 - 2015)*
  George Edward Leedy (1939 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clinton Edward Leedy (1875 - 1950)*
  Maxie Leedy Peltier (1878 - ____)*
  George Leedy (1892 - 1961)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Russell Memorial Cemetery
Lebanon
Russell County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Angela Whitaker-Becker
Originally Created by: Sheila Compton Ramsey
Record added: Sep 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30066573
Corp George Leedy
Added by: Sheila Compton Ramsey
 
Corp George Leedy
Added by: Sheila Compton Ramsey
 
 
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Rest in peace great grandfather.
- Angela Whitaker-Becker
 Added: Aug. 24, 2013

- Sheila Compton Ramsey
 Added: Jul. 10, 2010
 
 
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