About the 24th Infantry Division We are the "First to Fight Division." We were the first to take arms against Imperial Japanese forces at Pearl Harbor, and we were the first to engage the North Korean aggressors with Task Force Smith at Osan, SK on July 5, 1950.
Of the 24th, Japanese Army General Yamashita said "It broke the back of the Japanese Army at Leyte Island's Breakneck Ridge." And the liberated people of The Philippines called us the "Victory Division."
Soldiers of the 24th Division have always stood ready to defend freedom and the democratic way of life, anytime, anywhere, against all aggressors, whether in the jungles, through the snow, or on the sands of Iraq half way around the globe. We are fiercely Proud of our heritage as the "First to Fight" in defense of Freedom!!! To find out more about us please see: www.24thida.com
133028668 I'm doing some clean-up work at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. I am not able to find this person, Henry Leerkamp, nor am I able to find him in the VA's national cemetery locator. Could you verify your records for this person? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.