Leonard Edward McGhee – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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Leonard Edward McGhee
Montgomery, West Virginia
Born March 17, 1919
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service Number O-976301
Non-hostile Death
Died December 30, 1952 in Korea

First Lieutenant McGhee was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of the 505th Transportation Truck Company, U.S. Army.

On December 30, 1952, he was riding in a vehicle three miles north of Hwachon, North, when it hit an icy spot and went over an embankment killing him.

First Lieutenant Mc Ghee was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Lieuenant McGhee was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Senorita L. McGhee is buried with him.  She never remaried and outlived her hero by 45 years.


MCGHEE, LEONARD EDWARD

  • 1ST LT 505 TRANS TRK CO 55 TRANS TRK BN QMC USA
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/17/1919
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/30/1952
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/24/1953
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 3909A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MCGHEE, SENORITA L

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/25/1912
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/26/1998
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/29/1998
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 3909-B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF MCGHEE, LEONARD E, 1LT US ARMY

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