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Scout didn’t talk about his service, but memoirs recount World War II

With Nevada Day 2012 lauding military service and families, Carson City’s Virginia Leone recently recalled the World War II reconnaissance work and valor of her late husband.Like the 19th century’s Kit Carson, for whom Carson City is named, Ray Leone nearly a century later was an Army scout. Leone did his reconnaissance work in Europe, but took years to open up about it.“He didn’t talk about it,” said the widow of the geologist and 1940s corporal in the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized). “Ray didn’t ever tell the kids about his service. He would mention it, but he didn’t go …

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