Oct. 10, 2005 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Army Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 10 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained Sep. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad. He was an elder at the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor, and was a board member of the Sackets Harbor Memorial Library. He was also a member of the Masonic Temple of Indian Orchard, MA, and a member of the Field Artillery Association. Surviving besides his wife, are three daughters, Maria, Rachael, and Kathryn, his mother, Jean; three sisters, Lynnette, Brenda, and Vicky, two brothers, Douglas, and Tommy.