Ret. Capt. Leonard J. Challain, SC, USN

91, passed away on January 9, 2017. Capt. Challain retired after 32 years of service while serving at the Defense Contract Administration Services Region, Boston, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Duty assignments included: Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington; USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786); USS Henrico (APA 45); supply officer, USS Passumpsic (AO 107); Joint Test Group, Special Weapons Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Clothing Supply Office, Brooklyn, New York; supply officer, Staff, Commander Naval Forces, Marianas; Military Clothing and Textile Supply Agency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Defense Supply Agency, Cameron Station, Alexandria, Virginia; supply officer, USS Bushnell (AS 15); Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia; and Commander, Defense Contract Administration Services Region, Los Angeles, Pasadena, California. He served on Anderson, Henrico, and Passumpsic in combat during the Korean War.

March/April 2017