Biographical Sketch of
Leonard J. Haney
Leonard J. Haney was born in Lansing, Minnesota on May 13, 1892. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haney of Austin, Minnesota. He worked as a farmer at Lansing and entered the military service on May 21, 1917 joining the Navy at Minneapolis. He was assigned to Company A Second Regiment. He went through basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois.
He was then transferred to the U.S.S. Yantie at League Island Navy Yard in Philadelphia; later serving on the U.S.S. Wisconsin and U.S.S. Wyoming. He then embarked at New York on Sept. 29, 1917, and arrived at Leith, Scotland on December 14, 1917. He then served in the North Sea before arriving back in New York on December 26, 1918. He was discharged on February 8, 1919 at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. Leonard was present at the surrender of the German fleet.
SOURCE: “Mower County in the World War,” published by the Austin Herald in 1919. (It lists all the men and women that served in World War I, with pictures and their military service record.)
Actual text of military service record follows:
Haney, Leonard J. Born May 13, 1892, Lansing Minn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haney, Austin. Occupation, farming, Lansing. Entered service May 21, 1917, at Minneapolis in the navy. Assigned to Co. A. Second Regiment. Training at Great Lakes, Ill. Transferred to U. S. s. Yantie, League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia; U. S. S. Wisconsin, U. S. S. Wyoming. Embarked at New Your Sept. 29, 1917, and arrived at Leith, Scotland, Dec. 14, 1917. Served in North Sea. Arrived at New York Dec 26, 1918. Discharged Feb. 8, 1919, at Great Lakes, Ill. Was present at the surrender of the German fleet.
Submitted to MNGENWEB by Darrel K. Waters