Not much is known about
Leonard Dallas Stevens. He
was born in 1923 and lived in Rowan County,
Kentucky. He was an automobile serviceman when
he enlisted in the US Army on Huntington, West
Virginia on 13 July 1943. He was married at the
volunteered for the paratroopers and after basic
training was attached to G Company, 517th
Regimental Combat Team.
February found the 517th RCT in the Huertgen
Forest, a densely wooded area which will live in
the minds of all that fought in it. The battle
of the Huertgen forest was part of the Allied
attempt to cross the Rhine River and capture
three important dams in German hands.