Leon Weckstein was born in New York City in 1921.
After graduating high school in Los Angeles, he was drafted into the Army where he served until his discharge in October 1945.
He is the author of two books about his experiences in WWII’s Italian Campaign.
In his military career, Leon received the highly esteemed Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star; Italy’s Cross of Valor; Poland’s Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords; and Pisa’s Silver Medallion.
Leon was 90 years old when he completed his latest memoir, 200,000 Heroes.
He lives in Thousand Oaks, California and enjoys the pleasures he shares with his family.