|Unit||93 BOMB SQ 19 BOMB WING|
|Rank||Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||October 31 1952|
|Status||Missing In Action|
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Master Sergeant Sleppy was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Master Sergeant Sleppy was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Wing based at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa. On October 31, 1952, when his aircraft was returning from a mission over Korea and was about 110 miles from Kadena, it developed engine trouble and crashed into the ocean. Eleven crew members were lost. He was presumed dead on November 7, 1952. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.