"The Fighting Kid of Attu"
The original memorial service listing for some reason did not include Clair R. (Dick) McLeod. McLeod saw action on and around Holtz Bay during the early landing and attack stages in May of 1943. A relative of Dick indicates that he may have been buried in the Punch Bowl in Hawaii after his death, and that there may have been a story about him printed in the Stars & Strips at the time. The headline was "The Attu Kid." Dick's stepfather George Vine, who was also in the Navy, played taps for Dick's funeral at the Golden Gate National Cemetery. Click on the image thumbnail below to see a full-screen presentation of the newspaper account of his actions on Attu during the invasion.