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This page is dedicated to Wallace "Leo" Figueroa

 
 

Sgt.

  Wallace "Leo" Figueroa entered Army service on March 10th 1942 from Los  Angeles, California. He earned his jump wings in late 42. Leo served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, he made his first combat jump into Sicily on the night of July 9/10, 1943. Sometime after the Italian campaign Leo came down with malaria. When it came time for the D-Day invasion he was still hospitalized. He served in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment with D company and rose to the rank of Sergeant.


 

Leo proudly displays his new jump wings.Wallace "Leo" Figueroa

 
 

Sergeant Leo Figueroa.
Sergeant Leo Figueroa of D company


 

Wallace "Leo" Figueroa


 



 

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