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PFC Leonard R. “Lennie” Badders

PFC Leonard R. “Lennie” Badders

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 15 Mar 1967 (aged 20–21)
Okinawa, Japan
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 155662450 · View Source
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A man who gave his life for his country.
These men should be remembered, for if not for them, we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy and complain about daily.
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US Marine PFC Leonard Badders, Vietnam Veteran and resident of White Plains, New York.

US Marine PFC Leonard Badders was a military casualty during the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Badders served our country until 15 March 1967 when he died in the Camp Kue Army Hospital, Okinawa, Japan. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that he was killed by small arms fire. He was born in Indiana, in 1946. His body was recovered. PFC Badders is not on the Vietnam Wall Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for more than 1 year.

US Marine PFC Leonard Badders, 20, son of Mr and Mrs Leonard Badders, 11 Soundview Avenue, died in an Army Hospital in Okinawa Wednesday, as a result of a head gunshot wound, it was learned today. He had been driving trucks of the Motor Service Battalion of the 3rd Force Service Regiment since September. This is the fourth casualty from White Plains, the 13th from the area and the 35th from the county since 1965 during the Viet Nam Era. PFC Badders, a White Plains High School graduate, Class of 1965, was drafted in January 1966 and volunteered for Marine duty. He volunteered for service last summer. His basic training was at Parris Island, SC, his advanced training at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was then sent to Camp Pendleton, California, before being sent overseas. He had been employed with Byrne Brothers, auto dealership, before entering the service and was a parishioner at St Bernard's Church. He had lived here 11 years. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Airman 3rd Class William Badders at March AFB, California; and two sisters., Patricia and Kathleen, both of the home address.

He is the Son of Mr and Mrs Leonard Badders, of 11 Soundview Avenue, White Plains New York.

PFC Leonard Badders served as a Private First Class with the Motor Transport Maintenance Company, Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Force Service Regiment, Fleet Marine Force Pacific. He was awarded The National Defense Service Medal.

Bio by: Tom Reece


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  • Created by: Magnus Carrero
  • Added: 4 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155662450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Leonard R. “Lennie” Badders (1946–15 Mar 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155662450, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Magnus Carrero (contributor 47557271) .