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Sgt Joseph Leonard
Sgt Joseph Leonard

SERGEANT
JOSEPH LEONARD*, USMC
(DECEASED) 

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Original General Order

Medal of Honor Citation



Born: 28 August 1876 in Cohoes, New York

Enlisted: 7 June 1897 in Brooklyn, New York

Medal of Honor awarded: 19 July 1901
 
Rank at time of award: Private
 
Separation from Service: Honorably discharged on 6 June 1902, Re-enlisted for World War I and served from 19 April 1918 to 3 July 1919.
 
Date of Death: 23 September 1946
 
Burial: Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery in Yountville, California


*Originally enlisted under the name Joseph Melvin and was awarded the Medal of Honor under that name.