Haller, Leonard Ranson, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
Service Years
1943 - 1944


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 19, 1944
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Rhone, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
  1943-1944, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Leonard R. Haller, 21, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Haller of Parsons was killed on August 19, 1944 near La Napole, France.  His parents were notified on Sept. 19 that he was seriously wounded, the following day, slightly wounded and two weeks later he was reported missing in action and three months later reported killed.  He was made sergeant three days before he was killed. 

Sgt. Haller was born at Parsons, Dec.  29, 1922 and attended Parsons High School.  Prior to entering the service on March 25, 1943, he was employed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. 

He trained at Fort Hayes, Ohio, Camp Polk, La., Fort Benning, Ga. and sailed for overseas duty March 7, 1944 from Fort Meade, Md.  His wife, the former Mildred McCloskey and daughter Lynda Rae live at Washington.  Sgt. Haller was with the 509th Parachute Infantry.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.   

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