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Leslie Charles Banaka
Birth: Feb. 16, 1909
Netawaka
Jackson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1945, Luxembourg

US Army World War II Veteran. Born in Kansas, he was a resident of Wray, Yuma County, Colorado when he enlisted in 1943. Served as a Private First Class with the 602nd Tank Destroyer Battalion and was killed in action in Luxembourg. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. His Brother Private Samuel A. Banaka, US Army was killed in action on July 12, 1944 in France. 
 
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 Parents:
  August Henry Banaka (1882 - 1942)
  Anna Belle Thomas Banaka (1888 - 1948)
 
 Siblings:
  Leslie Charles Banaka (1909 - 1945)
  Samuel August Banaka (1911 - 1944)*
  Ethel I. Banaka Jones (1915 - 2014)*
  Kenneth Lee Banaka (1917 - 1969)*
  Harold W. Banaka (1919 - 2010)*
  Marjorie Elizabeth Banaka Miner (1922 - 2014)*
  Walter E. Banaka (1925 - 1989)*
  Donald V. Banaka (1927 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Colorado.
 
Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: E, Row 16, Grave 44
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7794676
Leslie Charles Banaka
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Leslie Charles Banaka
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Leslie Charles Banaka
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
 
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