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F3 Leon Christenson Ford

F3 Leon Christenson Ford

Birth
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 15 Oct 1942 (aged 18)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56788113 · View Source
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Son of Arthur James Ford.

Leon served as a Fireman, Third Class, USS Meredith (DD-434), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Leon was declared "Missing In Action" when the Meredith was attacked by a force of 38 bombers, torpedo planes, and escort fighters from Zuikaku and sank. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2021731

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56788113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for F3 Leon Christenson Ford (11 Nov 1923–15 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56788113, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .