|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1944|
Jimmie Lee Leatherwood was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, the second son after Fate Leatherwood. (Fate died in Aug 2005 and was a member of Wesson Chapel church. There were four other siblings after Jimmie but they may have different last names.) Jimmie's wife was named Ester (or Esther) Mae. Jim enlisted from Texas, ranked Private First Class in the U.S. Army's all-black 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, serving in Liege, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge (a.k.a. the Ardennes Offensive) towards the end of WWII.
Jimmie Leatherwood's name is listed on the Veteran's Memorial in the center of Pontotoc. Jimmie had a daughter, called Jimmie Mae, still living and a grandson named Steve Leatherwood. They were said to reside in Tupelo.
Also commemorated here Wreath 11 Memorial Site
Note: Army Serial Number 34481753
College Hill Cemetery
Plot: Plot C Row 9 Grave 57
Maintained by: John Bauer
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Nov 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62167448