Grave marker for Leroy M. Zimmerman in Plot 37C, Grave 97 of
the Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee (Milwaukee County), Wisconsin.
Leroy was employed in one of the many
Milwaukee breweries when he enlisted in the Army in Milwaukee on October
He must have had some existing musical talent as he
was first assigned to the 505th PIR band and was then transferred to the
508th's own fledgling unit band on January 27, 1943, just three months
after his enlistment.
Zimmerman apparently remained with the band throughout
its stint with the 508th until he and other band members were lost to
the reorganization into the 112th Army Ground Forces Band in May 1944.