PFC Leon Joseph Atteridge Jr (KIA)

 

 

Date of Birth: 1/6/1945
Tour began: 1/5/68
Date of Casualty: 3/13/1968
Age at time of death: 23
Home of Record: SLATERSVILLE RI
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: PFC
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Single
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

 

Leon is honored on Panel 44E, Row 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and is buried at Saint Johns Cemetery in North Smithfield, Providence, RI

 

“Leon was wounded and died of his wounds the same day and place that Bradley Jimerson was wounded. I remember that day quite well. Leon was an early replacement to the company. I believe he joined the company after we came north to I Corps in February.”

~Neal Salsbery

 

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