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Honoring Their Sacrifice

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Leonard, Hugh J. (P2, C3, L17)

Leonard Hugh JPrivate Hugh J. Leonard, 28, of Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Harrodsburg National Guard unit some time before they were activated in November 1940. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March. He was held at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Davao, Mindanao. He was on three Hell Ships, Inter-island Steamer, Transport 86 and Shinyo Maru. The U.S.S. Paddle attacked the unmarked prisoner transport off the west coast of Mindanao and he was lost when it sank on 7 September 1944.

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