Leland Ford Smith

Born: Tue., May 17, 1932
Died: Wed., Feb. 28, 1951


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Dec. 08, 2014
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

Military Graveside Service

11:30 AM Mon., Dec. 08, 2014
Location: Jamestown Cemetery

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Leland Ford Smith, 18, of Angola, Indiana died February 28, 1951.  He was a Prisoner of War in Korea.

Leland was a Corporal in the United States Army 35th Infantry Regiment, K CO 3 BN, 25th Infantry Division.  He was taken prisoner while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950 and died while in prison Camp #5 in North Korea on February 28, 1951.

He was born May 17, 1932 in Angola, Indiana to Willard and Bernice (Heckman) Smith.  

Leland is survived by his three sisters, Luella Root of Angola, Laura Short of Angola and Ruth Ann Tatro of Auburn along with several nieces and nephews.

His parents, brothers Bernie Smith and Willard D. “Butch” Smith and sister Patty Smith has since passed away.

Military Graveside services will be at 11:30 AM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 10-11 AM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola.

Memorials may be made in Leland’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Charitable donations may be made in Leland's memory to the following organization:

The Wounded Warriors Project

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john A Patterson
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
I received my "Cacti Times" . I'm a member of 35th Inf. Regt."Cacti"Associaton". I was in "L" Co. 35th Inf . at the time Leland was captured, "L" Company suffered many Casualities, KIA, WIA. WIA, At that time November 28, 29, etc the entire Eight Army was hit hard, suffered many Casualities. Leland was close to my age , I was born March 9, 1932. Leland born May 17,1932. I think back, just boys . Anyway I'm glad Leland family long wait has ended. I didn't know Leland, but I remember friends of mine came up KIA, WIA, os MIA's. My prayers go out to family & friends . Cpl. John (Pat) Patterson