Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PVT David Earl Leslie

courtesy of Karl Stelly
PVT David Earl Leslie was born 25 Dec 1916 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania to Guy Edward and Sarah Jane (Simpson) Leslie. His father worked as a truck driver for an oil company and farmed.David and wife Elizabeth apparently had a son in 1937 who died in 1938. In 1940, David was living in Mead, Pennsylvania with his wife Elizabeth A. and working as a laborer in a junkyard.  He reported a 1939 income of $286.  

David was already divorced when he was drafted in November 1943.  He was sent to Europe after his basic training and transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 15 Jul 1944. PVT Leslie was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944. 

PVT Leslie was repatriated and re-interred in 1948.  He now rests forever in the Gettysburg National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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