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Leo P. Gatens
Sergeant, United States Army
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Courtesy of the West Virginia Veterans Database:

War: WWII
Last Name: Gatens
First Name: Leo
Middle Name or Initial: Patrick
Sex: M
County: Kanawha, West Virginia
Community:
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service Number: 35262053
Date of Death: 28 February 1945
Place of Death: Patendorf, Germany
Cause of Death: KIA
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Unit: 3rd Armored Division, 1st. Army
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Father: Cornelius Frances
Mother: Della Agnes Dewees
Spouse:
Date of Marriage:
Place of Marriage:
Children:

Source: Pentagon Form; Sentimental Journey: The DuPont Belle Works a 75 Year History 1926-2001 by Denham;

Notes: Purple Heart and Bronze Star. The DuPont article states that he was a member of a tank unit, and that he had been with DuPont since 1940, first in the construction Dept, then transferred to the Systhesis Division and then to the Machine Shop where he was until he entered the service in 1941.


GATENS, LEO P
S/SGT AGF USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
 DATE OF BIRTH: 11/29/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 02/28/1945
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/19/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 2067
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 8 September  2002  Updated: 19 August 2003 Updated: 5 September 2004  Updated: 27 August 2005
Bronze Star Medal
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Purple Heart Medal
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