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Pvt Leroy William Mensching
Birth: Dec. 14, 1923
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: 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 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  August Henry Mensching (1886 - 1964)
  Ida (Hahnfeld) Mensching (1894 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Eleanora B. Hacker (1914 - 2006)*
  Bernice Mensching Mencel (1917 - 1995)*
  Wilfred Herman Mensching (1921 - 2007)*
  Leroy William Mensching (1923 - 1999)
  Lorraine Mensching Affeldt (1926 - 2000)*
  Victor Conrad Mensching (1929 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridgewood Cemetery
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Kidd Gunn
Record added: Jul 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6593551
Pvt Leroy William Mensching
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Pvt Leroy William Mensching
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Pvt Leroy William Mensching
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- AngelWings
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014

- Kidd Gunn
 Added: Dec. 15, 2010
Rest in Peace, Leroy William. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 27, 2009
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