Grave marker for Leonard M. Kaczmarek in the Edwards
Cemetery, Mount Pleasant (Titus County), Texas.
Leonard, a native of New York, enlisted in the Army on November 13, 1942
and volunteered for parachutist duty. after completion of jump
school, he was shipped overseas and assigned to the 82d A/B Division
Replacement Depot in Leicester, England. He was transferred to the
508th PIR, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion on 5 August 1944
Leonard was awarded the Combat Infantryman badge for
his participation in the Ardennes Campaign 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.