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Leroy T. Amos


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Leroy T. Amos Obituary
Leroy T. Amos March 25, 1920 September 3, 2018 Another of America's "Greatest Generation" Leroy T. Amos, 98 has marched to join his military buddies at their final bivouac. A proud member of the 45th Infantry Division in WWII, Leroy's service in France and Germany resulted in his being awarded the French Legion of Honor, two Bronze Stars, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He and the other members of his battalion liberated the 32,000 prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. Born on March 25, 1920 in Stratton, Colorado, Leroy moved at age 7 with his family to Pomona, California. After high school, Leroy worked as a spot welder for Lockheed Aircraft before being drafted into the Army, where he was trained as a rifleman and radio-telephone operator. After being honorably discharged in 1946, he worked briefly as a mechanic before beginning a 30-year career with the telephone communications industry. He retired in 1976 as a manager with General Telephone. Leroy is survived by his daughters Mary Kay Williams (Folsom, CA) and Linda Schilling, his step-sons Kenneth Pounds and Jim Pounds, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He married Kathleen Sauter in 1947 and their loving marriage ended when she died in 1967. He subsequently married Joyce Pounds and their loving marriage lasted 42 years until her death in 2011. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Rose (Gillispie) Amos, his brother Virgil and his sister Lavinia. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 8, at 10:00 AM at Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona, with following military honors and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pomona.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Sept. 7, 2018
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