Richard J. Leary
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Richard J. Leary was born in New
York on February 5, 1916. (His enlistment record gives his year
of birth as 1914.)
He was drafted into the Army on May 11, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York. His home of residence
was listed as Westchester County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed
as Skilled Asbestos And Insulation Workers. He had completed three years of High
School and was single with dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private First Class Leary was
killed in action in France during the attack against
the Quineville ridge on June 14, 1944.
Richard J. Leary 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 New York.
St. Mary's Cemetery
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