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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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Marion & Ed Hughes
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2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   497
Name   LeBlanc, Aubrey Louis
Birth Date   4 September 1924
Birth Place   Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death Date   4 June 2013
Death Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Autumn Oaks Memorial Park, Orange, Texas
Service Branch #1   USMCR


  1023rd Platoon, (VMD-154) A B-24 Marine Photographic Squadron
Rank/Grade   Private First Class
Date of Enlistment   3 November 1942
Date of Discharge   7 November 1945
Service Occupation   Aviation mechanic and flight engineer.
Decorations   Marine Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Medal with 2 Stars; WWII Victory Medal; National Defense Medal; United Nations Medal; Navy Presidential Unit Citation; Army Distinguished Unit Citation, Combat Actions Medal; Marine Overseas Medal.
Locations of Military Service   Pacific: Island of Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, Island of Emirau
Note:   Per Ms. Whelply: This photographic squadron took the famous photographs of Truk Island, the most heavily fortified Japanese Island.
Service Branch #2   USMCR


  Eighth Marine Corps Reserve District
Rank/Grade   Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   5 March 1948, Beamont, TX
Date of Discharge   22 November 1949, New Orleans, LA
Service Occupation   Basic Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Man
Locations of Military Service   No active duty performed.
Service Branch #3   USMCR


  Marine Air Base Squadron 11, Marine Aircraft Group 11
Rank/Grade   Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   23 November 1949, Houston, TX
Date of Discharge   27 February 1953, Edenton, North Carolina
Service Occupation   Refrigeration Specialist
Decorations   Korean Service Medal, United Nations Korean Service Medal
Locations of Military Service   Korea -- August 1950 - April 1951: Pusan, Inchon, Seoul, Hungnam, Chosin Reservoir.
Father   Ursin LeBlanc
Mother   Alixe Foreman
Spouse   Alice Marie Terracina
Date of Marriage    
Education   Graduate of Lamar University
Additional Biographical Information   Per Ms. Whelply: "A member of the Pipefitters Local. He was a pipefitter for Honeywell, Inc. for 45 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches. He belonged to the VFW Post 2775 in Orange, Texas. He enjoyed dancing and traveling from coast to coast in his travel van and camping at the national and state parks. He previously lived in Nederland and was a member of St. Charles Church for approximately 30 years."
Civilian Occupation   Pipefitter
Date Added to Database   30 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Carol LeBlanc Whelply (daughter) and Discharge documents.

Photo taken while in the Marines during WWII. Location: Emirau Island, South Pacific

Aubrey Louis LeBlanc 1


Per Mr. LeBlanc's daughter: "The Marines enjoyed their leisure time on the island of espiritu Santo in the Pacific." Pictured left to right are: Aubrey LeBlanc, Danny Johnson, and Monroe Hill.

Aubrey Louis LeBlanc 2


Aubrey in his Marine uniform while stationed at San Diego, CA during WWII

Aubrey LeBlanc 3

Korea. Per his daughter: "Sgt. LeBlanc is sitting on a radio Jeep. The ship in the background brought part of his 1st Division home.

Aubrey Louis LeBlanc 4

Newspaper Articles  

Obituary from the Port Arthur News, 6 June 2013, pg. A4


Not sure which newspaper printed this article



Abrey LeBlanc discharge

Aubrey LeBlanc Discharge 2