Dec. 14, 1923 Des Plaines Cook County Illinois, USA
Feb. 13, 1999 Des Plaines Cook County Illinois, USA
(more pictures in archive) Son of August and Ida (Hahnfeld). Fought in the army during World War II.
He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge.
PFC. Mensching's platoon was on a patrol when one of the men stepped on a land mine. Leroy and two other men were the only ones to survive. He carried shrapnel in both legs all his life from that terrible day.
Medals and Awards received: The Purple Heart European Defensive Medal Combat Infantryman Badge