Rank: Private First Class
Unit: Headquarters & Service Troop, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)
Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Entered service: 12-Mar-1943
Enlisted: Camp Croft, South Carolina
Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Date of birth: 3-Dec-1924
Hometown: Guilford County, North Carolina
Marital status: Single, with dependents. Parents: Gurney Francis White Cook, Alice Melinda [Vestal] Cook
Campaign: World War II
Date of casualty: 3-Apr-1945
Age at death: 20
Cause of death: Killed in action.
Leslie E Cook was killed when the jeep in which he was riding was hit by anti-tank shell.
Location of fatality: Sandrup, Germany
Place of interment: Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Liege, Belgium