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About Robert Leckie
Robert Leckie was an author and mariner of American descent. He started writing in high school. The first role he performed as a writer was to write sports segments for The Bergen Evening Record. Later, he joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1942. He fought in the Battle of Pacific War, the Battle of Cape Gloucester, and the Battle of Peleliu. After Leckie got seriously injured in the latter battle, he was discharged from his duties immediately his health condition got better.
As a writer, he published his debut book titled “Helmet for My Pillow” in 1957. Other released books of his include “Conflict: The History of the Korean War, 1950–53” in 1962, “Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan” in 1962, and “A Few Acres of Snow: The Saga of the French and Indian Wars” in 2000.
He was married to Vera Keller. He gave birth to three children named Joan Salvas, Geoff Leckie, and David Leckie. He also had two siblings.
He died of Alzheimer's disease in 2001.
He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He was also honored with the Navy Combat Action Ribbon and Navy Presidential Unit Citation with the award star. Additionally, he received the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze campaign stars, and American Campaign Medal.
Leckie was a scout and machine gunner when he occupied during the period he served as a marine corp.
He also published fiction books and books for the youth such as “The Bloodborn”, “Blood of the Seventeen Fires”, and “The Story of World War Two”.
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F.A.Q. about Robert Leckie
When is his birthday?
Robert Leckie's birthday is on December 18, 1920.
In how many days is his birthday?
Robert's birthday is in 14 days
How old was Robert when he died?
He was 81 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 24, 2001.
How old would he be today?
Robert Leckie would be 102 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Robert from?
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S..