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Leonard Martin Kravitz (1930 - 1951)

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Leonard Martin Kravitz
Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United Statesmap
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Died in Yangpyong, Gyeonggi Province, South Koreamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Apr 2016
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Categories: American Notables | United States Army, Korean War | Medal of Honor | Purple Heart | National Defense Service Medal | Korean Service Medal | Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

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Son of Joseph Kravitz and Jean Kaufman

Brother to Sy Kravitz (producer) and Uncle and namesake of Lenny Kravitz

Lenny served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division in South Korea. He was promoted to Private First Class before his death.

KIA in South Korea while defending his unit against enemy fire. He manned a machine gun position and provided cover fire for his fellow soldiers, sacrificing himself to protect their lives while they retreated.


  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 April 2016), Leonard Kravitz in household of Joseph Koravitz, Assembly District 18, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-2162, sheet 9B, family 172, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2603.
  • "United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 April 2016), Leonard M Kravitz, 07 Mar 1951; citing Military Service, South Korea, service number RA12322776, program sequence IN RGT, program element , Records of Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualities, compiled 1950-1970, documenting the period 02/13/1950 - 12/31/1953, NARA NAID 583580, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  • "United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 April 2016), Leonard M Kravitz, 07 Mar 1951; citing Korea, service number 12322776, reference 13554, Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, compiled ca 1977-11/1979, documenting the period 01/01/1950-02/07/1957, NARA NAID 571686, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

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