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Henry E. "Hank" LeFebvre seen here as a young lieutenant fresh out of jump school) was a Sergeant in the National Guard before having the opportunity to attend OCS and gain a commission.  He attended OCS in 1942 at Ft. Benning, GA.  That location may have influenced his decision to volunteer for parachutist duty.
He completed jump school and was transferred to the 508th where he took on the role of a platoon leader and other tasks, as assigned. 
   Lt.  LeFebvre made the combat jump into Normandy on 6 June 1944.  He subsequently made the combat jump into Holland and served throughout th
e rest of WW 11 with the 82nd Airborne in the Ardennes and Central Europe.
   He ultimately retired
as Chief of Staff of the U.S.  Army Training Center, Ft.  Leonard Wood, Mo. with the grade of Colonel after more than 28 years of service.
   This album section is commemorated to him.  All material, unless cited otherwise, was made avail through the graciousness of his wife Mary Alice and their son Jim.
   During his years with the 508th PIR and later with the 508th PIR Association, Hank saved many documents and photographs that are significant to the regimental history. It is out good fortune that the LeFebvre family has chosen to share many of those items with us. The material will be organized based on time and location and accessible via links that appear below.

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