Little, Leslie, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1974-1974, 8536, 4th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1965 - 1974
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Combat Water Safety Swimmer (CWSS)
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Staff Sergeant

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United States
United States
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Ivy Little-Family to remember Marine SSgt Leslie Little (Lifer).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Date of Passing
Feb 04, 2012
Location of Interment
Washington Crossing National Cemetery - Newtown, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP)

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Marine Recruiter Cold War Medal

Combined Action Company Centurion Award

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 15Marine Corps Together We ServedParris Island ChapterTWS Honor Roll
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 15 (Executive Secretary) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Verified]5
  2010, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, USMC Drill Instructors Association, Parris Island Chapter (Member at Large) (Parris Island, South Carolina) [Verified]264
  2012, TWS Honor Roll [Verified]

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Tributes from Members  
When I'm Gone posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj -Deceased 
R.I.P.BROTHER posted by 35 Moore, Ronnie Eugene (curley), LCpl 856
Rest in peace, brother. posted by 35 Heckert, Richard, Cpl 140
rest in peace posted by 13 Mattingly, Joseph (matt), Sgt 13
For My Brother Leslie posted by 35 Pilgrim, William, Jr. (Wild Bill), Sgt 896 
Rest Easy Lifer posted by 40 Fletcher, Stephen (Fletch), Cpl 7548
HONOR posted by Camp, Aubie, Cpl 29
Rest in peace, brother............. posted by Ferland, Roland (Frenchy), Sgt -Deceased 
GO WITH THE LORD posted by 35 Hensler, David (Oso/Gordo), GySgt 1621
Rest in Peace Marine> posted by 01 Roberts, Michael (Mike), Cpl 11
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Feb 24, 2010

Last Updated:
Feb 24, 2010

Mr.D was my High School Football Coach for four years before I joined the Corps. If you think that turning wet nosed sniffling little boys and girls into Marines in eight to twelve weeks was hard, try spending a lifetime turning inner city boys to men.
He tried to enlist during the Korean War, but became heartbroken when he was rejected, due to his club foot from birth. In other words He did not walk right, never mind the fact that he could bench press a Buick.
So he went to college, played football and went on to become a Physical Education teacher.
It was due to Mr.D and his no nonsense style of teaching, that I became The Outstanding Marine of the Platoon in Boot Camp. My Drill Instructors were tough, but none of them could hold a candle to Mr.D


Each Year, during summer training camps, Mr.D would haul our little scrawny butts from the inner city to various farm towns throughout the southern Jersey area, where we would scrimmage with the local high schools football teams. Those big collard green and biscuit eating boys would always kick the shit out of us like 60 to nothing, but they fed us well.
There was a method to his madness, see he figured that by our playing against the bigger size team, when we returned to the inner city and played against guys our same size, we could handle them. It did not always work, but it was a good idea.

Mr.D hated quitters, we could lose, but we better not quit, if we quit, then there was hell to pay.

Louis DeVicaris
April 29th 1930-February 23rd 2010 (02:49Hours)
Thank you one and all for your Chapel Prayers
My heart goes out to the DeVicaris family during this time or bereavement.


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