Leon Albert Budzinski was born on 8 April 1910. He attended grade school in St. Paul, MN but left in 1926. Before joining the Army, he worked for 13 years as manager of Wagner’s Grocery in St. Paul, MN. Leon entered active service with the US Army on 13 May 1942 in the Quartermaster Corps. He was sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations for 18 months during WWII, where he served as the foreman to a warehouse. Leon was separated from the Army on 14 November 1945 as a Master Sergeant at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Leon died in November 1983 in St. Paul, MN.