Edward J. Leahy

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/08/1944

 

 

Edward J. Leahy was born in Massachusetts on May 7, 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on February 26, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His home of residence was listed as
Middlesex County, Massachusetts and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled Chauffeurs
And Drivers, Bus, Taxi, Truck, And Tractor. He had completed three years of High School and
was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

Leahy was promoted from Private to Sergeant on the battlefield in France on June 16, 1944.
On June 27, 1944 he was promoted to Technical Sergeant.

 

Technical Sergeant Leahy was killed in action in France, in the vicinity of La Maugerie,
on July 8, 1944.

 

 

Edward J. Leahy was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Massachusetts.

Burial:
Veterans Cemetery
Somerville
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section II WW II

 

Grave marker for Edward J. Leahy

Photo by Linda Shepard Salzer from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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