Grave markers for Leonard W. Witthar in Dover Cemetery,
Dover (Lafayette), Missouri.
Leonard enlisted in the Army at
Jefferson Barracks, MO on 2 July 1942.
The record of Pvt Witthar's arrival in
Service Company, 508th PIR is unknown as all 1942 Morning Reports for
the company are missing.
Pfc Witthar was transferred from
Service Company to Company G on 2 March 1944.
On 23 June 1944, Pfc Witthar as
wounded in action ad evacuated to a field hospital.
Three months later, still
hospitalized, he was transferred to the hospital's Detachment of
Patients and did not return to the regiment.
Pfc Witthar's military decorations
include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead which was
awarded for participation in the Normandy assault.