Monday, July 18, 2016

PVT Leonard V. Appleby

PVT Leonard V. Appleby was born 30 mar 1910 in West Friendship, Maryland to Thomas Lee and Olivia Florence (Ridgely) Appleby.  The family farmed.  Leonard married Helen E. Gray before 1940.  Leonard was working as a welder by 1943.

Leonard was drafted in October 1943.  Assigned to B Company 116th Infantry on 16 Jun 1944, he was not wounded until 17 Jul 1944. He was evacuated to the hospital and died of his wounds there on 18 Jul 1944. 

PVT Appleby is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer, Department du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France.

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