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  SGT Leonard Wilfred Duquette    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Baker Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"





The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SGT Leonard Wilfred Duquette, 36180517, who died in the service of his country on October 6th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as DNB. At the time of his death Leonard was 28 years of age. He was from Saginaw, Michigan.

The decorations earned by SGT Leonard Wilfred Duquette include: the Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.


Leonard was a foundry worker in civilian life. He was single.


Leonard died aboard the USS President Hayes of infectious hepatitis, acute, catarrhel, spirochetal, sv, (Weils disease). Died at sea at 2000, 6 October, 1945, Buried at sea at 2350, 6 October 1945. Death: Lat. 31-52 N. Long: 134-14E
Buried: Lat. 32-24N Long: 134-26E