Tuesday, July 12, 2016
PFC Leonard Ray Mahon
Leonard volunteered for the Army and enlisted on 8 Sep 1942 in Lubbock, Texas. After attending his military training, he was sent overseas to the European theater and on 25 Jun 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry. PFC Mahon was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.
PFC Mahon was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Great grandfather William Hollis Cypert was a SGT in D Company and 2LT in K Company of 1st Arkansas Infantry Battalion (USA) during the Civil War.
One of the 2 men in the photo is Leonard. We don't know which man and we don't know the identity of the other person.