Dr. Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr.
Merchant Marine. American
|Born||24 Aug 1900||Fulton, KY|
|Died||27 Jul 1956||(55)||Key West, FL|
Roster information listed for Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr.
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|City of New York||Motor passenger ship||Surgeon||29 Mar 1942||U-160 (1)|
Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr., delivered the famous “lifeboat baby” Jesse Roper Mohorovicic while waiting for rescue in a lifeboat after the sinking of City of New York, even tough he himself had two broken ribs and the lifeboat was tossed about in 15 foot waves. Leonard wanted to serve but was in poor health, so only the Merchant Marine accepted him.
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