From a contemporary press report
E.B. Leedy, 62, a retired Army major general whose career included supply and logistics positions, died December 11, 1999 at home in Arlington after a heart attack.
General Leedy, a 20-year resident of the Washington area, retired from the Army in 1990 after a 31-year military career. At his death, he was vice president of logistics systems at Burdeshaw Associates Ltd., a Bethesda consulting organization.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiania, and graduated from Butler University. During his military career, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and served as commander of the support command for the 7th Infantry division, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Europe, and the Troop Support Command.
He was deputy chief of staff for supply, maintenance and transportation with the Army Materiel Command and assistant chief of staff for logistics for III Corps.
His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Early in his life, he was an Eagle Scout.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Nancy Leedy of Arlington; two daughters, Julia Leedy of Arlington and J.B. Leedy Marolf of Newport News, Virginia.; and two sisters.
Of Arlington, VA on Saturday December 11, 1999. Beloved husband of Nancy S. Leedy; loving father of Julia Leedy and J.B. Leedy Marolf; brother of Julia Leedy Baer and Barbara Leedy Blocker. Funeral services will be held at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, VA on Wednesday December 29, 1999 at 1 p.m. Interment with Full Military Honors to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Army Quartermaster Foundation, P.O. Box A, Fort Lee, VA. 23801 or the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Leedy, Eugene Bowman
- Born March 24, 1937
- Died December 11, 1999
- Major General, United States Army
- Residence: Arlington, Virginia
- Section 30, Grave 576 LH
- Buried December 29, 1999
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