World War II Honor Roll




Leslie A. Himes

Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: September 5, 1944, Medical New Guinea

Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

The News, September 18, 1944
SERGT. MAJOR LESLIE A. HIMES, formerly of Knoxville, a veteran with 23 years service in the U. S. Marine Corps, died on September 5, presumably in New Guinea. He was 42 years of age.
A sister by adoption, Miss Elizabeth Everhart, of Brunswick, has been formally notified by the War Department of his death. The telegram did not disclose the cause or circumstances of his death. The War Department advised Miss Everhart that the body has been temporarily interred in the locality where death occurred.
Wording of the telegram did not indicate that the Marine veteran died of wounds or that he was killed in action. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Himes of Knoxville and has served consecutive enlistments since 1921. He held the highest noncommissioned rank in the Marine Corps.
Relatives said Sunday that they had no knowledge that Sergt. Major Himes had been ill. When last heard from he was in New Guinea. Miss Everhart was preparing a Christmas package for him when advised of his death.