Ssgt. Benjamin D. Gleason
GLEASON, Benjamin D. Jr. S/Sgt Benjamin D. Gleason, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Gleason, Minden, graduate of LSU. Entered Army Sign. Corps, 1943, trained at Camp Maxey, Tex. and Camp Kohler, Cal. Served in Pacific, New Guinea, Ceby and Luzon. Awarded 2 Battle Stars and GCM. Discharged, 1946.
"B. D." Gleason, was a noted football star for Minden about 1940. During WW II, he served in the Pacific Theater: New Guinea, Cebu and Luzon. He now resides in Shreveport.
B. D. GLeason is a son of the late Thelma and Benjamin Gleason who are interred in the Gardens of Memories Cemetery in Minden, Louisiana.
Submitted by Judy Gleason Claasson, Class of 1954