Leonard Schneider – Captain, United States Marine Corps

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Leonard Schneider
Topeka, Kansas
Born November 9, 1921
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 029724
Killed in Action
Died October 25, 1951 in Korea

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Captain Schneider was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Marine Fighter Squadron 312, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing.

On October 25, 1951, he was flying his final mission before returning to the United States. As he attacked roads and railway bridges near Yonghung, Korea, his aircraft was struck by enemy 37mm Anti-aircraft fire destroying his right wing. His remains were not recovered.

For his leadership and valor, Captain Schneider was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 10 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

SCHNEIDER, LEONARD
CAPT   US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II, KOREA

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/09/1921
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/25/1951
  • BURIED AT: SECTION MF  SITE 46-B-2
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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