Thursday, July 14, 2016
PVT John Leonard Steen Jr.
John enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in Meadville, Pennsylvania in B Company 112th Infantry. PVT Steen was mobilized with his unit on 17 Feb 1941. Nothing more is known of his service until 19 Jun 1944 when he was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman. PVT Steen was killed in action near Saint-Lo, France on 14 Jul 1944.
PVT Steen was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Cochranton Cemetery in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.
American Legion Post 836 in Cochranton was named for John. Younger brother, Donald Edwin Steen, served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a gunner on bombers during WW2. Great-grandfather, George Washington George, served as a PVT in I Company 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (USA) during the Civil War.