Black Hawk County

Pfc. James Leland Jr.



Iowa Honor Roll

These Iowans have given their lives for their country. Each man pictured here has been killed in combat or has died in a prison camp. This group includes the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, who went down with the Juneau. The fourth line under each picture indicates the area in which the man last served. Further Honor Roll photographs will be carried here later.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, February 27, 1944 (photo included)

James Graydon Leland was born Dec. 31, 1922 to James Gillespie and Blanche Howard Leland. He died Nov. 20, 1943 and has a cenotaph at the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pvt. Leland served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division and participated in combat operations on Tarawa until KIA. His body was not recovered.