Leon served as a Private, Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation), U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Ellis County, Texas prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 19, 1940, prior to the war.
Leon became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on November 13, 1947.
Service # 6278302
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
PVT 803 ENG BN (AVN)
Gravesite Details Pvt, US Army Air Corps, World War II
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