Thursday, October 6, 2016
CPL Leonard R. Hurlbut
Leonard entered the service in November 1942. Sometime after that he married Gena Lee Paschal. After completing training as a bugler he was sent to Europe and on 15 Jul 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry. Leonard was promoted to PFC on 1 Aug 1944. On 9 Aug 1944, he was transferred again, this time to Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry. Another promotion followed on 6 Sep 1944, this time Leonard was promoted to CPL. CPL Hurlbut was killed in action on 6 Oct 1944.
CPL Hurlbut is buried in the Lucas Cemetery in Lucas, Kansas.