Fred Curry Leonard, Jr.
1919–1942 BIRTH 12 AUG 1919 • Mercer County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 28 JUL 1942 • Japanese POW Camp Cabanatuan, Philippines, Malaria Group, Papua New Guinea; buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; MEMORIAL ID,74533002 Highest Grade Completed; Elementary school, 5th grade. Occupation; Farm Laborer. (He was not married.)-- Reference
Fred C. Leonard, Jr. Private Fred C. Leonard, Jr. joined the Harrodsburg National Guard unit sometime before it was activated in November 1940. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942. He was held at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan #1. He died on 28 July 1942 at Camp Cabanatuan of cerebral malaria.-- Reference
Fred G. Leonard, Jr BIRTH, 12 Aug 1919, Kentucky, USA DEATH, 28 Aug 1942 (aged 23), Philippines BURIAL, Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA MEMORIAL ID, 74533002 Son of Fred G. and Alma Roach Leonard, his hometown was Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard and was a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion when it was federalized on 25 November 1940. After training at Camp Polk, Louisiana he and his unit were sent to the Philippines where they fought in the battles of Luzon and Bataan. Company D surrendered on 9 April 1942. Fred died of cerebral malaria at Cabanatuan #1 POW camp, in the Philippines, at approximately 3:30 AM.-- Reference