Leroy Jackson “Jay” Hansard
He attended Central High School in Knoxville, TN
Enlisted on February 10, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died on October 1, 1944 in the Netherlands and was returned from Molenhoek-Nijmegen.
Paratrooper, Battery C, 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery (Section B Site 6214) on January 24, 1949
Parents: Patrick Ireland Hansard and Della Margaret Norton
Siblings: Arthella Hansard, William McKinley Hansard, Ruby Udine Hansard, a sister who died in infancy, and Dan Hansard (who died in infancy)