Leonard Corrigan was born in Whitewood, Saskatchewan in 1911. He joined the South Saskatchewan Regiment in 1941 as a Second Lieutenant. He responded to a National military call for volunteers and joined the Winnipeg Grenadiers for a mission in the Pacific. He departed by train on October 15, 1941 leaving his wife and two children. Their destination was Hong Kong. Three weeks after their arrival a Japanese invasion occurred where Leonard’s unit fought for 17 days straight until they were captured/surrendered on December 25, 1941. Leonard and his fellow Canadians were Prisoners of War for almost four years. Liberated in 1945, they returned home to Canada. Leonard continued his career with Canada Post serving some 44 years. He passed away on January 15, 1994. He is survived in Lethbridge by his daughter Kathie Carlson (Corrigan).