Pvt. Elmo LeBleu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pascal LeBleu of Lake Charles, was killed in action [July 9, 1943] while on duty with the U.S. Marines; his family was notified this week. Pvt. LeBleu had been in the Marines since September, 1942.
Surviving him besides his parents are five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Elliott, Mrs. Katherine Cole, Mrs. Agnes Arvile, Mrs. Helen Airhart, all of Lake Charles, and Mrs. Dorothy Mae Suydam of Florida; and four brothers, Creighton, Weber, Pascal, Jr., and Willard who is in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Beaufort, S.C.
Pvt. LeBleu was last heard from in the Guadalcanal area, and members of the family were not advised as to where the action occurred in which he lost his life.
He attended Marion High School.