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Sgt Joseph D "Joe" Leibgott
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Birth: May 17, 1915
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1992
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

Served with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, as a rifleman, and interperter, he parachuted into Normandy, Holland, and was present during the liberation of Landsberg Concentration camp. He was played by Ross McCall in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."

Although he was a member of 'Easy' company, he never attended any of the reunions, and it was rumored that his service time, and the horrors he had seen during that time caused him to suffer a mental breakdown. It was erroronusly stated in the miniseries "Band of Brothers," that Sgt. Leibgott was a resident of San Francisco, and drove a taxi, when in all actuality, he was a resident of Oakland, and was a barber.

When the company discovered the Landsberg Concentration Camp, he acted as translator for Major Dick Winters, and was given the heartbreaking task of ordering the prisoners back into the camp for medical treatment. As Sgt. Leibgott himself was Jewish, this had a severely negative impact on him.

Leibgott never attended any "Easy" reunions, and never spoke about his time in service during the war. 
 
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Created by: Douglas Brown
Record added: Apr 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19080573
Sgt Joseph D Joe Leibgott
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