Y.J. Leatherwood was the son of William Jasper Leatherwood and Cenia Etter McMahan.

Burial Clark Cemetery, Hartford, Cocke County, TN.

Plain Talk and Tribune, November 22, 1948
The body of Pvt. Y.J. Leatherwood, 20, arrived in Newport Saturday afternoon.
Pvt. Leatherwood served with the 88th Div. of the 5th Army. He was killed in action April 17, 1945 in Northern Italy.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Leatherwood, Hartford: four brothers, Lawrence Elma with the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., Olan John Lewis and Vick, all of Hartford; three sisters, Mrs. Dorcas Laws, Jeanette and Ethel Leatherwood all of Hartford.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 June 1925
  • Date of death: 17 April 1945
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Hartford
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Clark Cemetery Hartford, Hartford, Cocke County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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