Edward J. Leahy
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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.
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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