Leo Peter Borel

Male 1924 - 2012  (87 years)


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  • Name Leo Peter Borel 
    Born 18 Apr 1924  Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 2012  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I559  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 

    Family M.H. Daigle 
    Children 
     1. E.P. Borel
    +2. L.A. Borel
     3. T.W. Borel
    +4. R. Borel
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Leo Borel and his father O'Neil Borel
    Leo Borel and his father O'Neil Borel

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    Crypt of Leo Peter Borel
    Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas, USA

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    • Obituary:

      T. Sgt. Leo P. Borel, retired after serving twenty-seven years in the Army and Air Force, was one of the earliest men to be drafted from the Port Arthur area during World War II, and one who made the service a career, passed away February 11, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

      Borel was drafted 1942 and underwent basic training at Ft. Knox, KY, before taking part in campaigns in North Africa, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. He served under famed generals Patton, Bradley, Scott, and others. During the Battle of the Bulge, Borel suffered frost-bite to both feet and was sent back to the United States to recover, later being discharged on VJ Day. After sufficient recovery, Borel enlisted in the Air Force in 1949 and served in the United States, Vietnam, and Germany. He retired from the military in 1973 and moved to Austin, TX, with his wife, Mary H. Borel, and four children.

      Borel was an avid bowler and participated in bowling leagues as often as possible.

      He is survived by his wife, Mary, sons Eugene and Tom, daughters Laura and Rosemarie; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

      The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Borel's final resting place will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

      (Published in Austin American-Statesman on February 15, 2012.)