Leonard Francis MeusePrivate 1st Class20105951182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, US ArmyBronze Star, Purple HeartMay 4, 1909Reading, Middlesex, MassachusettsJanuary 16, 1941Stoneham, MassachusettsMiddlesex, Massachusetts315 feet, 5 inchesSingleboots and shoes manufactureNovember 20, 194233Manila American Cemetery, Walls of the Missing, PhilippinesLeonard 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.
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