Virginia Heroes

Dennis Leite

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 6, 1918
Hometown: Caroline County, Virginia
Served In: Korea
Casualty Date: November 3, 1951
Died In: North Korea
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

First Lieutenant Leite served with the 77th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. His Silver Star citation contains that he continuously exposed “himself to hostile fire in order to direct the most effective friendly fire missions.”

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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