Vernon K. Leffingwell was born December 2, 1914 in Milk River, Alberta. On June 3, 1943 he joined 6 Ranger Battalion, U.S. Army. He served in WW II in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. Before returning home he along with other musicians joined a group that put on a show for a navy submarine outfit in Manila in 1945. His citations include the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal with two bronze service stars. Vernon married Opel Cook and had one daughter Gail. He was later divorced. Vernon carried on as a musician in the Seattle, Washington area. Vernon passed away in 1968. Vernon is the uncle of retired Lethbridge firefighter Glenn Leffingwell and local historian Dale Leffingwell.
2024 Banner Application Deadline
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