SSgt Leo J Williams

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SSgt Leo J Williams

  • Birth 6 Feb 1925 Quebec, Canada
  • Death 20 Apr 1945 Germany
  • Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Plot F Row 11 Grave 25
  • Memorial ID 56662348

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Williams.

Leo served as a Staff Sergeant, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Coos County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 9, 1943 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted as being employed in manufacturing and also as Single, without dependents.

Leo, according to military records, was taken as a prisoner by the German Army in September, 1944. The last report of them having him in custody was on October 10, 1944. Sometime after that he either was released by the German's to the American's for medical reasons, or somehow escaped. He was once again serving with the army in April, 1945.

Leo was "Killed In Action" near the Danube River in Germany during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31268906

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56662348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Leo J Williams (6 Feb 1925–20 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56662348, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .