Lenard B. Rice

NAME
Lenard (Leonard) Barben Rice
NICKNAME
MCSN
229926
HOME OF RECORD
919 College Drive, Pineville, LA
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Charles & Laura Rice
DATE OF BIRTH
July 28, 1912
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
December 7, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
October 21, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Mindanao / Davao Penal Colony
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
HQ/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Rice fought in the campaign for the Philippine Islands as a communications man attached to a Marine air warning service. He was captured in the fall of Corregidor and imprisoned at Davao Penal Colony on the island of Mindanao.

Rice died of malaria at Davao on 21 October 1942. His burial site was not reported.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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