|Rank||Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class U.S. Navy|
|Date of Death||May 7 1954|
National Defense Service Medal
Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Lepard was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Lepard was the second mechanic of a Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 23, based at Naval Air Station New Brunswick, Maine. On May 7, 1954, the squadron was participating in Exercise ASDEVEX 1-54 from Windsor Field, Nassau. Shortly after takeoff, it crashed into the ocean killing 10 crewmen.