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Corp George Leedy

Corp George Leedy

Birth
Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 2 Jun 1961 (aged 68)
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 30066573 · View Source
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My Great Grandfather, George Leedy Served in WWI with the 306th, 81st Division Field Signal Battalion Company C as a Lineman. They were known as the "Stonewall" Division and later as the "Wildcats".

George was an electrician for the Clinchfield Coal Company in Virginia and Inland Steel in Kentucky.

George Leedy Served in WWI with the 306th, 81st Division Field Signal Battalion Company C as a Lineman. They were known as the "Stonewall" Division and later as the "Wildcats".

Leedy. George - Private l/Class Enlisted September 25,
l9l7 - Kingsport Tenn.
Corporal Leedy, better known among his friends as "Boss", hails from Kingsport,Tennessee. His military life Began at Camp Gordon September l9l7, later transferred to the Battalion at Camp Jackson. Being a lineman, he was given a helper whom he named "Gang", who in turn christened him "Boss". When on the fronts or behind the lines, "Boss" did his share; when lines went bad, "Boss" called the "Gang" and found the trouble. "Boss" was a good soldier, but not sailor; on the "good ship Mandingo" seasickness attacked him, causing
him to cast up everything except his shoes, which were
laced on.

Taken from the book "World War history of the 306th Field Signal Battalion" Page 256


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  • Maintained by: Angela Whitaker-Becker
  • Originally Created by: Sheila Compton Ramsey
  • Added: 25 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30066573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George Leedy (7 Sep 1892–2 Jun 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30066573, citing Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Angela Whitaker-Becker (contributor 47493377) .