Robert Lawrence Leopold

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Robert Lawrence Leopold
Born (1916-11-11)November 11, 1916
Louisville, Kentucky
Died December 7, 1941(1941-12-07) (aged 25)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy Reserve
Years of service 1940–1941
Rank Ensign
Unit USS Arizona (BB-39)
Battles/wars

World War II

Robert Lawrence Leopold, born 11 November 1916 in Louisville, Kentucky, enlisted in the Naval Reserve 10 July 1940. Following training in Wyoming, he was appointed midshipman 16 September 1940 and commissioned ensign 12 December. Reporting for duty on board the USS Arizona (BB-39) 2 weeks later, Ensign Leopold served in that battleship until killed in action 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Namesake[edit]

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Leopold (DE-319) was named in his honor.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

"Leopold". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved March 23, 2007.