Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Maj. General John W. Leonard

The general and his wife at Immaculate Conception in August, 1945. In addition to a Mass, his return from the war was celebrated with a parade down Broadway to Walbridge Park.
Gen. Leonard was a son of Dennis and Anastasia Leonard, of the Old South End, and a brother of Sr. M. Marguerite of Mercy Hospital. His mother, shown here, died in 1943, while he was military attache in London.
Gen. Leonard was a classmate of Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley at West Point.

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