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SPRINGTOWN [TX] -- Leonard M. Pennington, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, in Springtown. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Springtown Church of Christ. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 Monday at the funeral home.

Leonard Pennington was a resident of Springtown since 1968. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Leonard served in the 82nd airborne unit in World War II. He served in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from the plumbers and pipe-fitters Local 146, in 1983.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Jean Pennington; sons, Len Pennington and wife, Tanya, Lee Pennington and wife, Darlene and Chris Pennington and wife, Jennifer, all of Springtown; daughters, Pennie Hart and husband, Bruce, of Elephant Butte, N.M., Dinah Greene and husband, Kenneth of Saginaw and Linda Long of Springtown; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. White's Funeral Home, Springtown

(Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 16 Feb 2003, Page 9 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Helen Parker)

Grave marker for Leonard M. Pennington in the Springtown Cemetery, Springtown (Parker county), Texas.

Leonard enlisted in the Army at Fort Bliss El Paso, TX on 8 November 1941. After volunteering for parachutist duty and completion of jump school, Sgt Pennington was transferred to Service Company, 508th on 29 September 1944.

Subsequently transferred to Company D, he saw action during the battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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