PFC Leonard Thomas Newnam

PFC Leonard Thomas Newnam

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 9 Nov 1942 (aged 24)
Morocco
Burial Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 53821736 · View Source
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Son of Calvin E. Newnam and Kathryn S. Sylvester Newnam.

Leonard, who resided in Clayton, Delaware, served as a Private First Class in the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 24, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a mechanic and as Single, without dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" at Safi, French Morocco during the invasion of Africa during the war.

He had served in the Army for one year and nine months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

The VFW post in Clayton, Delaware was named in his honor along with two other soldiers.

Service # 32066483


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 17 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 53821736
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Leonard Thomas Newnam (6 Jan 1918–9 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53821736, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .