Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 10, 2020

Witness to WWII History


Many of us on Palomar have fond memories of Bill and Grace Leibold.  They built a home  in the shape of a ship 1970’s out on Birch Hill. Bill is one of the last survivors of WWII and is the last survivor of the USS Tang.

Long-time subscribers to Palomar Mountain News might remember stories posted in the past telling a bit of their story.  Links are below.

It was fun to get a call a few weeks ago from media/photographer director of AARP.  He said they were including Bill in a story and asked for a photo.  After another fun visit with Bill (at 97 1/2 years young!) and one of his sons, we sent this one.  It didn’t make the article but such a great photo of a great couple and here you have it on PMNews!

Click for the AARP article and scroll down to the story on Bill – ‘I saw defeat in the faces of Japanese prison guards’.

Click for other posts:

Visit with Pearl Harbor Survivor

Memorial Day 2017

Pearl Harbor to Palomar

Memorial Day and Bill Leibold

Presumed Lost from WWII

With gratitude Bill and all who have given so much for our country,

Bonnie Phelps


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