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Leonard Mainiero U.S. Army WWII
Leonard Mainiero U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 7/3/1919
Died On: 2/23/2008
Street Address: 39 High St
Service Number: 32001438
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-402


BIOGRAPHY
 
Leonard Mainiero

Leonard Mainiero was born on July 3, 1919, in Castelfranco in Miscano, Benevento, Italy, his father, Giovanni, was 38 and his mother, Lucia, was 35. He had two brothers Frank and Philip F. and a sister Lucy. In Rye his family lived at 39 High St and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Leonard was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1937. He enlisted in U.S. Army during World War II.

Leonard served in World War II as 1st Sergeant of the 143rd Signal Company in the 3rd Armored Division under Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor during the Battle of the Bulge.

Leonard was discharged from the Army in August, 1945 after nearly five years of service. He was overseas for two years with the Third Armored Division of the First Army and won the Bronze Star award and the French Croix de Guerre and five battle stars.

Beginning his printing career as a printer's devil in 1937, he rose to superintendent of the composing room in Andover, Mass. Leonard was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church, the National VFW and the 3rd Armored Division Association. He was a great handyman and took pride in his home.



Leonard Mainiero, 88, Ormond Beach, died Sat., Feb. 23, 2008, Funeral Mass for was celebrated 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 28, at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery.


At the time of his death, Predeceased by his first wife, Wilma, and his son, Leonard, he was survived by his wife, Kathleen; two daughters, Sandy Lanigan and Lynn Townsend; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter

Funeral Mass for was celebrated 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 28, at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 26, 2008.
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