Leslie E. Thompson, Jr.

NAME
Leslie Earl Thompson, Jr.
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
272074
HOME OF RECORD
107 South Pecos Street, Midland, TX
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. L. E. Thompson
DATE OF BIRTH
unknown
ENTERED SERVICE
May 18, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
December 27, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
F/2/2nd Marines
DUTY

CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 27 December 1942, the Second Battalion, 2nd Marines sent out a trio of platoon-sized combat patrols to scout Japanese positions along the north coast of Guadalcanal. First contact was made within fifteen minutes, and a “desultory” firefight escalated into a “very sharp skirmish” by the early afternoon. When orders came to withdraw, however, many of the Marine dead were left behind.

Corporal Leslie Thompson of F/2/2 was killed during the operation. Although his buddies managed to retrieve his identification tags, they could not move his body, and Thompson was left in the field.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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