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Roberts, Leonard W.

Leonard W. Roberts
Anchorage, Alaska
Born September 16, 1930
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 1210646
Non-hostile Death
Died January 21, 1954 in Korea
Corporal Roberts was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division. On January 21, 1954 while participating in the movement of 14,000 Chinese ex-prisoners of war to Formosa, he was aboard Army Landing Craft Medium (LCM 5195). It collided with Landing Ship Tank (LST 456) in Inchon Harbor, South Korea causing his craft to overturn. He and 27 other Marines perished. Corporal Roberts was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

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