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Pfc Hobert McLeod

Pfc Hobert McLeod

137th Infantry Regiment - Company L

Hobert "Jack" McLeod, son of William Silver and Tina (Tune) McLeod, was born June 22, 1925 in Harlan County, Kentucky. He moved with his family to Colorado sometime between 1928 and 1930. He registered for the draft on his 18th birthday, June 22, 1943, when he was living in Pikeview, Colorado, and working at the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Colorado, Springs. He was inducted into the Army August 7, 1943 at Denver, Colorado and joined Company L, 137th Infantry Regiment as a Rifleman from the 38th Replacement Battalion August 28, 1944 when the unit was about 30 miles east of Orleans, France. He was promoted to Private First Class and awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge October 1, 1944. He was wounded by shrapnel October 11, 1944 in the vicinity of Fossieux, France and returned to duty November 13, 1944. Pfc Hobert McLeod was killed in action by an artillery blast November 15, 1944 in the vicinity of Etang de Mutche, north of Morhange, France. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bronze Star Medal Citation

Private First Class Hobert McLeod, 37704288, Infantry, United States Army, for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States near * * * , France on 11 October 1944. Entered military service from Colorado.

General Orders No. 52, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 17 November 1944

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