Title:Richard M. Leonard papers, 1931-1976 (bulk 1931-1953)
Creator/Contributor:Leonard, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1908-, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:United States, Office of the Quartermaster General.
Consists entirely of records from Richard M. Leonard's military career including orders, coded telegrams, official correspondence,
discharge papers, awards, Bronze Star documentation, certificates, etc.
Leonard, Richard M. (Richard Manning) -- 1908- -- Archives
United States. -- Office of the Quartermaster General.
Bronze Star Medal (U.S.)
Richard M. Leonard papers, BANC MSS 2016, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Richard Manning Leonard (October 22, 1908-July 31,1993) was an American rock climber, environmentalist and attorney. He served
as president of the Sierra Club and the Save the Redwoods League, and was active in the Wilderness Society and the American
Alpine Club. Leonard was born in Elyria, Ohio and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and also received
his law degree from the University of California. During the Second World War Leonard served in the United States Army and
was assigned to the Office of the Quartermaster General along with Bestor Robinson, where they worked on the development of
improved equipment and clothing for the army's mountain divisions. They joined a skilled wartime team led by Robert Bates
that included mountaineers William P. House, H. Adams Carter, Terris Moore, Bradford Washburn and Australian arctic explorer
Hubert Wilkins. During the second half of the War, Leonard fought the Japanese in Burma. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
BANC MSS 2016/104 box 1