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Biography
Leo Urias
Baton Rouge 1998 Convention
Last Name:
URIAS
First Name Middle Initial:
LEOVA T
Nick Name:
'LEO'
Street:  1953 COLUMBUS City & State: FT WORTH, TX E-Mail: 
Zip: 76106 Phone:  504 342-2207 Spouse: ANITA C
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 106 th Division, 424 Reg. A company
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Battle of the Bulge Date Captured: 12/30/44
Camps Held In: Stalag XII A How Long Interned: 90 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 3/30/45 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL - WORLD WAR II, AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL WORLD WAR II, BRONZE STAR MEDAL
Military Job: G.I. Company: Laundry Services
Occupation after War:  Dry Cleaner

 

Bio:

"As a POW I lost 50 lbs., 190 to 140 lbs. Worked forced labor on railroad repairs after they were bombed by Allied forces. Also worked in plants building pre fab barracks as well. My happiest day came when I was liberated from the Box Cars." Leo now lives in Ft. Worth, TX with his wife Anita. They have raised 4 children, enjoy 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Message to Future Generations:

"Happiest Day - Liberation from the Box Cars ..."

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