Leonard White

Leonard White, 85, of Wynne, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his home.  Leonard was born March 23, 1925, in Vardaman, to C.M. and Gertha White. He attended schools in Bruce, and after graduation, he entered the United States Army in 1943. A machine gunner in the 2nd Infantry, he was part of the third wave of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France at Omaha Beach, and was one of three survivors of his 15-man unit outside of St. Lo, France. As a result of injuries received there, he was awarded a Purple Heart for his military service. In 1947, Leonard and his wife, Geraldine, moved to Wynne, where he and his brother, J.C., established their grocery business, in which he worked until he retired. As a 64-year resident of Wynne, he was an active member of the Wynne Lion’s Club, Wynne Baptist Church, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War, and a lifetime member of the Disabled Veteran’s Association.  He loved to work in his yard, spend time with family, and enjoyed his involvement in church and civic activities. He especially loved visiting with his many friends in Wynne.

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