Corporal Leslie Royal “Leroy” Sutton

Published 11:55 am Friday, June 16, 2017

Funeral Services for Corporal Leslie Royal “Leroy” Sutton will be held Saturday at 2 PM, June 24th, 2017 in the First Baptist Church in Rochelle. Corporal Sutton was born in Rochelle GA on June 19, 1926, the son of the late Baxter Sutton and Gertrude Harris Sutton. He was a graduate of the Rochelle High School.

Corporal Sutton was a member of Battery C. 99th Field Artillery Battalion, and 1st Cavalry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea near the Pusan Perimeter on November 2, 1950

Corporal Sutton was identified April 13, 2017 using DNA samples collected from surviving family members.

Our Hero will arrive on flight from Hawaii on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Ga. Patriot Guard Riders will escort this Hero and his family along with Law Enforcement Officer units from Wilcox County and Georgia State Patrol units to the funeral home in Rochelle, Ga. After being away from home for 67 years, he will be laid to rest in his home town alongside his family in Morningside Cemetery.

Frazier & Son Funeral Home in Rochelle has charge of the arrangements.

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