LCDR Leroy Frank “Lee” Bright, Jr

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LCDR Leroy Frank “Lee” Bright, Jr

  • Birth 11 Jan 1943 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 14 Oct 2012 Syracuse, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 110301524

Leroy Frank Bright, Jr., Lt. Commander, US Navy, retired, 69, died at his home in Syracuse, Ohio, on October 14, 2012, after a 6 year battle with multiple myeloma cancer..

Lee was a proud Navy Mustang, who retired as a Lt Commander in August 1987, after serving 20 years, including 4 in Viet Nam. In the Navy, a Mustang is an officer who is promoted up from the ranks of Navy enlisted personnel. It is also understood that the Mustang Officer is a career Sailor and normally wears one or more Good Conduct Medals (Lee wore 2). Lee was a Navy Limited Duty Officer (LDO) which is a very unique part of the Naval Service. LDOs are enlisted people who are commissioned as Officers, and have been called to serve from their senior enlisted ranks as technical managers. An LDO has the necessary experience and technical background to perform tasks that call for the "officer" rank and protocol to carry out, but require the enlisted heart and experience to get accomplished.

Lee was born on January 11, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Leroy Frank Bright and Sarah Elizabeth Edwards Bright. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Pollard Bright, Daytona Beach, FL; brother Gordon Fred Bright (Chris), Slidell, LA; aunts Elma Weese, Emmogene Hamilton, Syracuse, Ohio; Eloise Seely, Hopkinton, MA; uncle Emmett Edwards, Grove City, Ohio; nephew Gordon Scott Bright, Columbus, Ohio; other nephews, nieces and many cousins.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, October 23, Gilmore Cemetery. Arrangements by Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home, Pomeroy.

Lee was attached to Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, (HA(L)-3), in Vietnam in 1968.


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Leroy Bright, Jr.
1943 - 2012


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  • Created by: Dan Arnes
  • Added: 10 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110301524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Leroy Frank “Lee” Bright, Jr (11 Jan 1943–14 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110301524, citing Gilmore Cemetery, Minersville, Meigs County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dan Arnes (contributor 47630541) .