Remembering Leo Hurm


By Joan Baxter



XENIA — Leo Hurm was born in Kentucky, rather than work on his father’s farm, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. His first assignment was to dig a fox hole deep enough for him to lie in. He was glad he had dug it deeply enough when a tank purposely rolled over him causing no injury. For some time he was stationed in New Guinea where he was responsible for laying pipeline to the airfield. He remembered having a short visit with President Truman who was visiting the troops. After the war, he moved to Xenia where he spent the remainder of his life.

By Joan Baxter

Joan Baxter is a resident and long-time historical columnist.

Joan Baxter is a resident and long-time historical columnist.