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Howard Franklin Leslie
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Howard F. LESLIE

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

A Memorial service for Howard Franklin Leslie, 79, was at 2 PM Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Hornish officiating. Arrangements were by Goodwin Funeral Home. He died January 12, 1992, at Alfalfa County Hospital after a long illness.

He was born May 12, 1912, in Ingersoll to Harvey Owen and Mollie Butts Leslie. He and Shirley Hedgpeth were married January 17, 1942. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army medical detachment from May 1942 to November 1945. After his discharge, he worked for Howard Thomas in the Champlin service station. He later bought the business which became Leslie Service. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Howard Leslie
The Fighting Men of Oklahoma
Submitted by: Linda Cardenas

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CPL Leslie was inducted into the service at Ft. Sill OK on May 7, 1942 and received his training at Ft. Knox KY, Camp Chafee AR and Camp Campbell KY. Leslie served 12 months overseas in the ETO with the 68th Armd. Inf. Bn., taking part in the battles of the Rhineland and Southern Germany. He received his discharge Nov. 18, 1945 and was awarded the American Theater Medal, EAME Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

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