HHarry P. Leuchak was born on August 29, 1919 to Peter and Tillie Leuchak, of Chester Springs. His father was a teacher.
Harry graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1937. He helped out on his father’s farm prior to entering the service.
Harry was drafted into the Army in September, 1942 and trained with the Amphibious Engineers at Camp Edwards, MA, and Fort Ord, CA, before going to the South Pacific. He went overseas as a mechanic with the 365th Amphibious Engineers in November, 1943.
Harry Leuchak was killed on March 12, 1945 on Mindanao, Philippines. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. His remains were placed in a temporary military cemetery in the South Pacific before being shipped to his home country in 1948.
Funeral services were held on September 4, 1948. Interment was at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in Pottstown, PA.
Harry's brother, Private Walter Leuchak also served during WWII and made it home safely.