Leland served in the 1st Marine Division Fleet Marine Force (FMF), Second battalion, Company E.  Leland enlisted 22-MAR 1944 and attended basic training at Camp Pendleton CA.  

Leland had most likely completed Boot Camp and was with the 1st Marine Division when they landed 15-SEP 1944 on Peleliu and later in 1945, Okinawa.

For the rest of Leland’s story, click on the pdf below.

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