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Whannel, Leroy Scott


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 15:51:38

Whannel, Leroy Scott

Traer, IA

Serial No: 6203485

Born: Apr 14, 1914

Parents: Fred Sherman and Blanche Ruth Scott Whannel

Enlisted in US Naval Reserve on Feb 5, 1942

Training in US: Great Lakes, IL; Quonset Point, RI; Norfolk, VA; New York, NY.

Left for Sea Duty: Apr 1, 1943. Overseas Bases: Newfoundland, England, France, Africa, Italy, Bermuda, Panama, New Guinea, Borneo, Phippine Islands. Served with crew on USS Pinto (Navy Fleet Tug), USS General Moffitt (Troop Transport).

Engagements: Invasion of Normandy, Jun 6, 1944; Southern France, Aug 15, 1944; Borneo, Jun 10, 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct, Aemrican Theater, European Theater, Asiatic Theater, Philippine Liberation.

Returned to US: Transfferred from China Sea Patrol to US, Aug 30, 1945; Seattle, WA, Oct 10, 1945.

Discharged: Minneapolis, MN on Dec 12, 1945.

Rating: CSK

Months in Service: In US, 14; overseas, 32

Present Occupation: Partner, Whannel Hardware (Leroy retired from part-time work at the hardware store in 2007 - he spends his time caring for his large yard and keeps his records up to date on the computer.)

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: His parents are buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA as is his wife, Beulah Buis Whannel who passed away in March 2007.


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