Leonard Joseph Deck

Leonard Joseph Deck

Birth
Death 5 Jan 1943 (aged 32)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot C 435
Memorial ID 115803625 · View Source
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Leonard served as a Ship's Cook Second Class, Submarine Tender U.S.S. Canopus (AS-9), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Pennsylvania prior to the war.

The Canopus was scuttled in Mariveles Bay, Bataan by her own crew, to deny her use to the enemy in the "Fall of Bataan" during the war.

Leonard then became a POW of the Japanese Army in April, 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on January 25, 1949.

Service # 2494437

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Jeff Hall for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 20 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115803625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Joseph Deck (23 Jul 1910–5 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115803625, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .