Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza
To honor the memory of
Cpl. Michael J. Leonard
Killed in Action
France July 16, 1918
and all deceased members of Grasmere Post No.119
May 30, 1968
Erected 1968 by Grasmere Post No.119, American Legion.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 40° 35.924′ N, 74° 4.89′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Memorial is at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Clove Road, on the right when traveling south on Hylan Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1151 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Othmar Hermann Ammann (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of Lieutenant Vincent R. Capodanno (approx. one mile away); Hurricane Sandy Memorial Garden (approx. one mile away); Dongan Hills WWII Memorial (approx. one mile away); The King’s HighwayStaten Island War Dog Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Huttner-Pasqualini Post, American Legion Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Regarding Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza.
“Cpl. Michael J. Leonard (1877-1918) was a native Staten Islander who sacrificed his life for his country in World War I. Prior to his re-enlistment in the army, Leonard resided on Fingerboard Road and was employed as a yard master by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. His first military experience was as a member of Company K of the 42nd regiment in the Spanish American War (1898).
Leonard was so determined to serve his country that he underwent surgery to insure his fitness for duty. He sailed with company F of the 165th Infantry to Europe in 1917 and fought in three battles with the old "Fighting 69th" Regiment. He was killed in the Second Battle of the Marne, in France, on July 16, 1918, four months before the armistice of November 11 ended the war. Fifty years later, Grasmere Post #1191 of the American Legion erected a granite monument on this site in memory of Corporal Leonard.”
-from NYC Greenstreets
Also see . . . Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza. Official NYC description. (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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