George Leon Hall
1936, 789, Este, F-3 Member
George Leon Hall was born Nov. 16, 1918 to Leon Ernest and Susan J. (Barr) Hall in Potter County, South Dakota. He attended country school and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1936.
He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Camp Este near Nemo, SD, which created an appreciation for the Black Hills.
In 1939, George returned to Potter County and worked in construction at the Old Cheyenne Agency and on the U.S. Highway 83 construction crew. He moved to Nyssa, OR, where he worked for J.R. Simplot, the founder of Ore-Ida.
George enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in July, 1941 and was part of the Marine Aviation Group at the Navy Pier in Chicago. He was shipped overseas to the Pacific Theater and was there during the siege of Guadalcanal. He was discharged in 1945.
He returned to Potter County to farm with his brother Dick.
On November 12, 1949, he married Leolla J. Siebrasse at Elko, NE. They had two sons: Bill and Jim, and a daughter, Carmen.
They continued farming and ranching until retiring in the 1980s. They moved to Gettysburg in 1991.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge, and the South Dakota Pool Hall of Fame. His interests included his 1931 Model A Ford, antique cars, airplanes, and flying.
Burial: Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, USA
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