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Leo was a native of Rahuste, Estonia.  He immigrated to the U.S. departing  Göteborg, Sweden on on 8 November 1937 aboard the M/S Gripsholm bound for New York, NY with his mother and 2 siblings.

The family is also documented in Swedish Emigration Records [see bottom portion of the sheet] as having originated in Estland (Estonia.).

[courtesy of  Bill Dodge]

Grave marker for Leo Anto at Section 69, Site 1876 of the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton (Suffolk county), New York.

Leo enlisted in the Army on 2 February 1943.  Pfc Anto was transferred to Co A, 508th PIR from the Third replacement Depot on 9 February 1945.

He was discharged on 9 November 1945 and re-enlisted the following day.  He received his final discharge on 28 April 1947.


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