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LEONARD R. PORTER
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Leonard R. PORTER

Pfc,  "H" Company 503rd PRCT

KIA Landing Zone A, Corregidor

Friday, 16 Feb 1945

 

Leonard Porter was killed on the jump February 16, 1945. "H" jumped the first wave at 8.25a.m.. As we left the assembly point about 9a.m. and approached the "Mile Long Barracks" Leonard’s body was discovered.. His chute was deployed but could possibly have been a streamer or he might have hit the barracks’ roof - the chute collapses and he rolls off and crashes to the ground. He was just a few feet from the barracks’ concrete wall… Porter was probably the first casualty of the Corregidor drop.

Capt. Jim Mullaney
"H" Company
Commanding

 

                


 

 

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