Leonard R. Farron

World War II
Service #0-432011
RankFirst Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group
Entered Service From
Date of DeathOctober 15, 1942
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court 7
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

1LT Farron's remains were recovered from Guadalcanal in 2015 and identified. Interment at the Puyallup Tribal Cemetery at Tacoma, WA. 1LT Farron's name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Silver Star

The Silver Star, established by Act of Congress on 9 July 1918 and amended on 25 July 1963, is awarded to a person who, while serving in the United States Armed Forces, is cited for markedly distinct gallantry while in action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. Upon application, it is awarded to individuals who received a citation for gallantry in published orders issued by a headquarters commanded by a general officer in World War I. In precedence for valor, the Silver Star ranks immediately behind the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross.

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Silver Star, Purple Heart