Gordon Leonard Saunders Jr.

Gordon Leonard Saunders Jr.

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 12 Oct 1993 (aged 72)
Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101995551 · View Source
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Gordon Saunders Jr. Retired sergeant major Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon L. Saunders Jr., who was a Baltimore County police officer briefly, died Monday at a hospital in Laurel of complications to a stroke. The 72-year-old Baltimore native retired from the Army in 1972 and raised horses and cattle on a farm in Unity, Miss. He was visiting a son in Bowie when he became ill. He graduated from Catonsville High School. He joined the Canadian army in 1940 and was serving in the 1st Hussars in England when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He switched to the U.S. Army after U.S. troops began to arrive in England. In 1945, he left the Army and joined the Baltimore County police force but returned to the Army the next year. He served in the Korean War and had three tours of duty in Vietnam. His decorations include five Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, two awards of the Combat Infantry Badge, the Soldier's Medal, five commendations and other U.S., British and Canadian honors. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, National Association for the Uniformed Services, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and other veterans groups. Services were held yesterday at Beall-Evans Funeral Home, Bowie. He is survived by his son, Gordon L. Saunders III of Bowie, and five grandchildren.

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  • Created by: rmwilliamsjr
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 101995551
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Leonard Saunders Jr. (16 Nov 1920–12 Oct 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 101995551, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by rmwilliamsjr (contributor 47508762) .