TSgt Leo G Copulos' remains were recovered at Sanadayma
Military Cemetery in April 1946 and he was not identified until July
Within the documents of this section you will encounter what at first
appear to be discrepancies in dates. This comes from using an original
form with original date and then updating within the form information
with a later date. One of these is a Report of Interment dated 6 June
1946 and later corrected to Reinterment with an entry of 28 July 1948
( second document below ).
There is a sequence of dates which leads me to believe that TSgt Copulos'
remains were transported from Yokohama to Manila and back. Without firm
documentation, the below comments fall into the category of speculation
[ His remains were disinterred on 15 December 1947 from Yokohama Cemetery
#1. The next entries are from February 1948 and APO 707, Manila. On
16 February 1948 there is a Report of Restorage from USAF Cemetery Yokohama
#1 to USAF Mausoleum Yokohama #2.
Also in the documents of this section is a letter to
Commanding General Philippine - Ryuku Command, Manila APO 707, from
Lt Col T.H. Metz, Memorial Divison. ]
Two pages of the document titled Case History of Unknown
Deceased, 25 June 1948, help to explain some of this. Within this report
are several references to Appendices that are not in the IDPF.
While TSgt Copulos is identified, there is nothing within his IDPF to
state a precise cause of death nor a specific date. An explanation for
this can be found in the second page of a letter to Senator
Homer Ferguson from General Witsell.