Private First Class
Leonard Dallas Stevens

1923 - February 3, 1945

Rowan County, Kentucky - Bergstein

 

 

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 time.

He volunteered for the paratroopers and after basic training was attached to G Company, 517th Regimental Combat Team.

Early 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.

 

G Company

517th Regimental Combat Team

On February 3, the 517th was attached to 78th Infantry Division and moved to Simmenrath. Pfc Leonard was killed on February 3rd, 1945 under unknown circumstances.

Pfc Leonard Stevens is buried at Margraten American Military Cemetery, Plot G Row 17 Grave 14.




Margraten, The Netherlands

 

See also:
Other casualties of the 517th Regimental Combat Team buried in The Netherlands

Sources:
Ben, of the 517th RCT website (unit crest courtesy of the website)
www.aad.archives.gov

Directions to Margraten American Military Cemetery

If you have any suggestions, comments or additional information, please contact me.

This website is dedicated to the men and women who died and/or are buried in The Netherlands during World War II.

 

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