LISTEN to Eugene Leonard on Hometown Heroes
97-year-old Eugene Leonard of Chula Vista, CA appears on episode #389 of Hometown Heroes, debuting October 17, 2015. A native of central Kansas, Leonard enlisted in the Marine Corps before America’s entrance into World War II. He was at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station on Oahu on December 7, 1941. Some of the first shots Japanese planes fired that morning were fired at the pickup truck he was driving.