Leland C. Engen

Leland C. Engen served in World War II in the European Theater in the U.S. Army from approximately November 1942 until February 1946.

He served with the 10th and 20th Armored Division Headquarters in Europe and the United States. His rank was Private First Class.

He served as an orderly for General Kenneth Althouse, General Robert Grove, and Major General Orlando Ward. He was decorated for good conduct. He was one of the liberators of the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau, Germany and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Mr. Engen was born in 1919, the son of Paula Alvina Larson Engen and Clarence Erik Engen, in Austin, Minnesota.

Source: Veterans’ Memorial Hall Veteran’s History Form

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