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Leo Holinstat turned 93 today! Leo is a veteran of the 280th field artillery Battalion which served from May 1943 to May 1945 landing on Utah beach September 19, 1944 and fought across France,Belgium and Germany finally ending the war in Glaisin, Germany 8, May 1945. All told the battalion fired of 27,338 rounds of 105. Lee served in the Headquarters Battery as a Clerk. Before and after the war Leo was a noted violinist and a member of the local Los Angeles musicians union which enabled him to play in various films including 1939's "Let Them Have Music" and 1948s "Let's Live a Little. What an amazing life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO!
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Marty Kurtz receiving his Legion of Honor award from Consul General Christophe Lemoine
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Willette in the News. Thank you Karen Zautyk of the Kearney Observer for helping us remember this hero!

If you drive past the intersection of Stephens and Academy streets, you will notice that a third name has been added to the street sign there. The gold lettering on a blue background reads: Leonard…
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SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAS HAPPENED! The City of Belleville, New Jersey has renamed a street 5 doors down from the childhood Leonard Robert Willette and his family, the very streets he and his family walked every day! This is amazing!

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