National Headquarters

3201 East Pioneer Parkway #40

Arlington, Texas 76010-5396

817-649-2979

817-649-0109 - FAX

hq@axpow.org

 

Biography
Last Name: 
MASON
First Name Middle Initial:
LEVI SHELTON
Nick Name:
Lee
Street:  City & State: TWO RIVERS, WI E-Mail:  karen@baraboonow.com
Zip: 54241 Phone:  Spouse: Evelyn
Conflict: WW#2 Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 2nd division.,9th inf., 2 bt., Co. E
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Sigfried Line Date Captured: 10-3- 44
Camps Held In: 12A, Katrine, Limberg, Germany How Long Interned: -216 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 3-44 Age at Capture: 29
Medals Received: European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal American Defense Service Medal 3 Overseas Bars Lapel button (no time lost) 4 Discharge Emblems
Military Job: Rifleman Company:
Occupation after War:  Mason, laborer

 

Bio:

Born in Smithfield, IL. 2-15-15 to Robert James Mason and Sadie Bell Kimes Mason .Enlisted 3-12-41 in Peoria ,Ill.  Sent to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin where he met my Mom (Ruby C. Loomis) who was from Baraboo, WI.  They married-8-16-1943. He was sent off to England, Wales, and then to Normandy.  He fought with the 2nd Division, 9th infantry, 3rd Platoon.  He was captured Oct.3,1944 and taken to POW Camp Kristine @ Limberg, Germany.  He was held 6 months till freed by a Russian Woman Soldier (3-44).  After returning home he became the father to 3 daughters (Karen,Judy,Janice) and 1 son ,(James).  He was killed Friday, March 5th,1999, at the age of 84 in a car accident in Two Rivers, WI.

Return to Biographies

Click Here!