Leonard B. Brantley was born on February 12th, 1948 in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. Lenny, as he was known, attended Hamilton Disston Elementary School and went to Lincoln High School and also Philadelphia Community College. Lenny was baptized at an early age at Star of Hope Baptist Church in Tacony.
Lenny joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and was shipped to Great Lakes, Illinois for his basic training. Upon completion of his basic training, he was assigned to various ships and traveled to many Naval bases around the world. During the Vietnam war, he was assigned to an anti-aircraft ship in the Asian seas.
Lenny received various medals and certificates and was promoted to the rank of P. O. (Petty Officer) 3rd class. Lenny served for 3 years and was honorably discharged for medical reasons. Lenny was employed at various jobs such as Acme Metal, ATT Metal Company and then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service.
He loved to travel New York and Vegas. He loved the nightlife and nightclub scene. He was the life of every party or family gathering. Lenny was a sharp dresser and loved the Arts, haircutting and hair styling. He was very much loved by his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace Lenny and thank you for your service.