Clovis WW2 vet to be honored for service

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The former Army Air Corps lieutenant will be the guest of honor during a special anniversary dinner at Fort Meade. (KFSN)

A World War 2 veteran from Clovis is on the east coast Thursday to be honored for his service

Jack Leonard, 96, arrived at Fresno Yosemite International for his flight to Baltimore. The former Army Air Corps lieutenant will be the guest of honor during a special anniversary dinner at Fort Meade.

Leonard is the only surviving member of the 7th Radio Squadron that was formed in 1944 at Camp Pinedale in Fresno. He intercepted and decoded Japanese messages in the south Pacific during the war.

"They sent me to cryptanalyst school in Virginia and then I went to Washington D.C. and took on the Japanese," he said.

Jack's wife, Maxine, is also on the trip to Fort Meade. Ten days after they met at Camp Pinedale, Jack asked her to marry him and they've now been married for more than 70 years.
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