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Leslie Axelrod - Korean War

Leslie Axelrod enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1950, and following Electronics Technician School, he was accepted into the Navy's Officer Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Island, receiving his commission in March, 1952. He began his active service on the USS Lewis, a destroyer escort that was stationed off the coast of North Korea supporting ROK Navy mine sweeping operations. In December 1952 the Lewis was hit by North Korean artillery, sustaining serious damage and loss of life. Axelrod finished his service on the USS Wilkinson, helping install electronic equipment on one of the navy's newest vessels.

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Early life, enlistment, and training in the Navy

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Leah and Leslie Axelrod in their home in Highland Park, Illinois in 2017.

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Highland Park, Illinois

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2017

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Leslie Axelrod, taken in his home in Highland Park, Illinois in 2017.

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Highland Park, Illinois

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2017

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Narrator’s photo



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