|courtesy of Evelyn Bobo Housum|
Eugene was working as a roofer when he was drafted in April 1943. Completing basic training he was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He probably did not have enough time with the unit in England to undergo much of the intense amphibious training the unit had experienced since it arrived there in 1942. PVT Leach landed on 6 Jun 1944 on Omaha beach with his unit and fought with them until he was killed in action on 18 Jun 1944.
PVT Leach was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Washington Cemetery in Washington Court House, Ohio.