Port Arthur

James Arthur De Leon

By Angela Macias


With an older brother John already serving in the Army in Europe, James DeLeon was adamant about going to serve his country during World War II.

"My parents were against me joining, but I thought I should do my part," DeLeon said.

His parents finally gave him the permission he needed to join the Marines and went to boot camp. When asked why the he joined the Marines, his answer was simple.

"They were the best," DeLeon said.