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First Name: Leonard

Last Name: Fribourg


Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Earl

Date of Birth: 31 December 1921

Date of Death: 14 August 1993

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Leonard Earl Fribourg

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Leonard Earl Fribourg
Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Leonard Earl Fribourg was born on 31 December 1921.

Fribourg served in the South Pacific in World War II. He played in the legendary World War II "Mosquito Bowl" football game on Guadalcanal in 1944. He served as technical advisor on the film "Sands of Iwo Jima" in 1949.

He served in the Korean War and, in 1965 he served in Vietnam.

In 1970, he became the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Reserves.

In Retirement

After retiring from the Marine Corps, he became an executive at an Orange County, CA, food services firm.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Leonard Earl Fribourg died on 14 August 1993 from complications arising from a staph infection. He is buried at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, CA.


Honoree ID: 2520   Created by: MHOH




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