Grave marker for Dennis M. Fishgrab in the
Springfield Cemetery, Springfield (Baca county), Colorado.
Leon enlisted in the Army on 6 December
1939. In the 1940 Census taken on 16 April he was stationed at Fort
Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX in H Company, 23rd Infantry Division.
He later volunteered for parachutist duty
and on 2 April 1944 SSgt Fishgrab was transferred from FFRD #8 to Service
Company, 508th PIR. Five days later he was shifted to Company B
On 4 August 1944 Fishgrab was transferred
to Company C.
Although he made it through the Holland
Campaign unscathed, SSgt Fishgrab was wounded in Action on 5 January 1945 on
SSgt Fishgrab's military decorations
include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the
Holland campaign and Airborne operations