Marine Corps / 1943-1946
A robust and powerful man, it is hard to
believe that jungle combat once reduced Leyden to 130 pounds. Serving in K-3-5,
1st Marine Division, Leyden was an
infantry veteran of both the Peleliu and
Okinawa battles. Wounded on Peleliu and
hospitalized for three months, Leyden re-joined K-3-5 for the battle for Okinawa,
was further wounded, and evacuated
from Okinawa with severe injuries. He
has made careers of professional golf
and automobile sales.
08 April 1991 / 1500 Hrs.