LeRoy was born Nov 8, 1920 in Kentucky. In 1930, his parents apparently moved to Missouri He is there with 2 sisters, Cleo and Helen. He applied for his SS# while still in Missouri.He was still there around 1951.Missouri would not be that far from Kansas. So it is possible..........but so far, I can find nothing to support it. He died in 1993 in Seattle, Washington. There was another Leroy Beshears, Jr.That was born in 1925. He died in 2008 in a Veterans home in Missouri. I cannot find anything on the first Leroy about military experience.