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Alston Leslie "Al" Levesque
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1916
Death: Jan. 15, 2006

Al was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He joined the LDS church in 1956 in the San Francisco Bay Area. He didn't move to Utah until he was a senior citizen. He came to live with his son in his declining years and died here. He worked as a credit manager most of his life.

Al said he graduated from high school when he was 15 but he couldn't get a job so he continued to attend high school as a post graduate. He skipped one grade in primary school by skipping 1A and 2A. Then, the school set up was changed when he was in eighth grade and he skipped that grade also. His father saw an ad for government jobs and sent in an application for him. When it came time to take the test, his father gave him a quill pen and some ink and said, "Go in there and knock 'em dead, boy". Two years later, Al started getting job offers. He accepted one and moved to Washington, D.C. when he was eighteen.

Al lived with his mother's parents after his mother died in the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918:
1920 Census of New Orleans, Ward 7, Precinct 6:
BOFILL, John W., age 57, Male, White, Married, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana, occupation is unreadable.
Josephine, wife, age 47, No occupation, Louisiana, Germany, Germany, no occupation.
Mary L., daughter, age 23, single, public school teacher.
LEVESQUE, Alston, grandson, age 3 11/12, Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana.
LEVESQUE, Gaston, grandson, age 1 ?/12, Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana.

Al joined the Marine Reserves in 1936 because they paid him to attend meetings. Then, he switched to the Army because they paid one penny more a week than the Marines.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940
about Alston L Levesque
Name: Alston L Levesque
Muster Date: Sep 1936
Rank: Private
Station: Company ''B'' 5th Battalion, F M C R Washington, D C

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about Alston L Levesque
Name: Alston L Levesque
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
State: District of Columbia
County or City: District of Columbia
Enlistment Date: 3 Feb 1941
Enlistment State: District of Columbia
Enlistment City: Washington
Branch: Corps of Engineers
Branch Code: Corps of Engineers
Grade: Corporal
Grade Code: Corporal
Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: National Guard
Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation: Addressing-Embossing Machine Operator or Clerk, General
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 71
Weight: 163 
Family links: 
  Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque (1890 - 1959)
  Alice Josephine Bofill Levesque (1892 - 1918)
  Deborah Jean Levesque Snowden (1948 - 1978)*
  Alston Leslie Levesque (1916 - 2006)
  Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque (1918 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: US Army
Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Section B Site 589
Maintained by: Sherri Park
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47679016
Alston Leslie Al Levesque
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Alston Leslie Al Levesque
Added by: Sherri Park
Alston Leslie Al Levesque
Added by: Sherri Park
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