Leonard Rufus Shoun was born 14 May 1912, in Morristown, Tennessee, the son of Murray Hamilton Shoun and Maggie J. Mink. He was married to Mary Dorothy Large. He is the father of Ronald Shoun, a member of VFW Post 5266 Honor Guard.
He died 2 October 1944.

Enlisted on 6 January 1944 – Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, L Company
Interment at United States Cemetery, Henri Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium on October 6, 1944. Disinterment on August 7, 1947. Interment at Jarnigan Cemetery in Morristown, TN on November 30, 1947


The Morristown Gazette, 27 November 1947:
Pvt. Leonard Rufus Shoun, age 31, was killed in battle October 2, 1944. He was inducted into the Army January 7, 1944. After 17 weeks training course, he was sent overseas in August, 1944. He served with the Infantry and was overseas 8 weeks when he was killed.
Survivors: wife, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Shoun; one daughter, Linda Shoun and one son, Ronald Shoun, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Shoun, four sister, Mrs. Victor Stump, Mrs. John Trolinger, Mrs. Earl Dickerson, and Mrs. Ed McClanahan, all of Morristown; three brothers, Jim, Ed and Henry Shoun, all of Morristown.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 May 1912
  • Date of death: 2 October 1944
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jarnigan Cemetery, Morristown, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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