Sgt Leonard D. Simmons
  • Date of passing: Aug 6, 2003
Let the memory of Sgt Leonard be with us forever

33, of New Bern, N.C.; assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 6 of a non-combat-related cause in Mosul, Iraq.


Fort Campbell soldier dies

By Thomya Hogan

The Leaf-Chronicle / Gannett News Service

Military officials have released the name of the Fort Campbell soldier who died Aug. 6 in Iraq.

Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons, 33, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, died of cardiac arrest while performing his duties, post officials said.

He was the 18th Screaming Eagle to die in Iraq since the division deployed in February.

Simmons, a native of New Bern, N.C., entered the Army in July 1990 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2003. He is survived by his wife and three stepchildren of Clarksville.

Simmons’ death is still under investigation.

Since the 101st Airborne Division is deployed, a Fort Campbell memorial service is not planned, said John Minton, post public affairs spokesman. It is not known when his body will arrive back in the United States for burial.

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