Leslie George Alley served on the U.S.S. Nitro.
The South Pittsburg Hustler, September 2, 1943
Mrs. Cleo Alley, of Birmingham, Ala., has received word that her son, Leslie George Alley, was killed in action somewhere on the Atlantic a week ago. Young Alley was Pharmacist Mate, 2nd Class in the United States Navy and would have been promoted to 1st class within a few days.
Alley was 21 years of age and volunteered his service in May 1941. He was one year in the Canal Zone Hospital Base and transferred in February of this year to somewhere on the Atlantic. His whereabouts is unknown but his mother was advised that he would be buried on Allied soil. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Alley of Jasper who practically reared him and his brother, Charles Edward, who is also in uniform and Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class, now on convoy duty in the South Pacific. The news of the tragic ending of Alley was transmitted first to his mother at Birmingham and then to H.A. Griffith, cashier to the First National Bank of this city, who is a cousin.
- Rank: Pharmicists Mate Second Class
- Date of birth: 28 January 1922
- Date of death: 29 August 1943
- County: Marion
- Hometown: Jasper
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: U.S.S. Nitro
- Theater: Atlantic
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Pine Grove Cemetery, Jasper, Marion County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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