Leon S. Gavic

Recent Address: 208 Blue Sky Drive, Glenwood City, WI
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Family Info: Parents: Oscar and Tillie; Wife: M. Irene; Child: Stanley.
Hometown: Glenwood City, WI
Date Entered Service: March 7, 1941
Service Number: 16024963
Bomb Group: HQ & HQ SQ 58th Bomb Wing, AAF, AUS Component
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Location of Unit: Tinian, June 1945
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MOS: MOS 502-Administrative NCO
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
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Date Discharged: December 12, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Various jobs from time of discharge from the service until August 1, 1948, when I was hired to work in our local furniture store and funeral home where I managed the retail furniture store business and worked also in the funeral business until August of 1980 when I retired.
Thoughts About the 58th: I spent the bulk of my almost four years in the service in the overseas depots in the States, but it was a new experience to be shipped over to the small island of Tinian and help out in a small way in the HQ office. It was also a new experience to be living next to the natives and see how they lived in their way of life.
Comments: According to the copy of my Honorable Discharge paper, they have listed the following: Date of departure of overseas 5/30/45 CPTO, arrived 6/8/45; date of departure for overseas 7/21/45 SWPT O, arrived 8/15/45; date of departure for USA 11/15/45 USA, arrived 11/30/45.
Mr. Gavic passed away January 31, 2006.

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