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Leonard Francis Meuse Private 1st Class 20105951 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, US Army Bronze Star, Purple Heart May 4, 1909 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts January 16, 1941 Stoneham, Massachusetts Middlesex, Massachusetts 31 5 feet, 5 inches Single boots and shoes manufacture November 20, 1942 33 Manila American Cemetery, Walls of the Missing, Philippines Leonard Francis Meuse was the son of Fred Edward Meuse (1887-1911, born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia), and Rose Mary White (b. 1867) in Reading, Mass. After his father’s death in 1911, Leonard’s mother married William A Doucette. The family lived in Reading, Mass. Private Leonard Meuse served with the 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Although the American Battle Monuments Commission records his date of death as December 10, 1945, because he had been missing in action, Leonard was killed in action November 20, 1942. His date of death is recorded by the U.S., Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (Unaccounted-for Remains, Group B (Unrecoverable), 1941-1975). His body was never recovered and his name is listed on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.
Leonard Francis Meuse
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