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Leo, Pvt. Andrew J.

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Pvt. Andrew Joseph Leo 
Born: 15 November 1919 – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Parents: Carl Leo & Josephine Militello-Leo 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Home: 
– 1406 North Twentieth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Stevenson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1937 
Wife: Ida Orfei-Leo 
Children: 1 daughter 
Occupation: Branch manager – Chicago Herald American 
Selective Service Registration: 1 July 1941
Contact Person: Carl Leo – father
Inducted: 
– October 1943
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 36397419 
Training: 
– Unknown 
Unit: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– Normandy Invasion – 6th to 7th – June 1944 
– Battle of St. Lo – 8th to 17th – July 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 12 July 1944 
– Battle of St. Lo 
– volunteered to carry a message to battalion headquarters under heavy enemy fire
– his wife learned of his death during September 1944 
Buried: 
– 9 June 1948 
– Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois 
– Grave: 6 Block: 5-B Sec: 12 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Silver Star 

 

 

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