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
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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