Elmhurst Veterans Memorial

Honor Roll

Leonard F. Prescott, deceased June 24, 2013, a World War II, U.S. Navy veteran will be honored during the 1:00 p.m. honor guard ceremony this Sunday, July 16, 2017, by having his name placed in the Roll of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial in Elmhurst’s Wilder Park.

Prescott entered the service on November 17, 1942, attaining the rank of Petty Officer and was discharged on October 8, 1945. He received the American Area Campaign Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Jubilee of Liberty Medal awarded by France on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.

He served on the USS Thomas Jefferson, a troop transport ship, and participated in five major invasions including D-Day.

 

 

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