WW II - KJELLAND, LEONARD B

Kjelland, Leonard B

WW II - KJELLAND, LEONARD BENJAMIN
KJELLAND, LEONARD BENJAMIN

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Unit: Troop C, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Purple Heart Medal

Date of birth: 20-Jun-1922

Hometown: Barnes County, North Carolina

Marital status: Single, without dependents. Parents: Benjamin Olson (BO) Kjelland and Anna Christina [Peterson] Kjelland.

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 8-Apr-1945

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Killed in action.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Grover L. Bailey
TEC5 Leonard B. Kjelland
2LT Harry B. Leopold Jr
SSGT Dale H. Seggerman

Location of fatality: Ricklingen, Germany

Place of interment: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands

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