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Photo of Leo Barron in Iraq.


Leo Barron is an instructor of military intelligence officers for the U.S. Army. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and served with the 101st Airborne Division, including two tours of active duty in Iraq as an infantry and intelligence officer. His articles about Bastogne and other WWII-related military topics have appeared in Infantry Magazine, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, WWII History Magazine, and WWII Magazine. His first book, No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne received an award from the Arizona Author's Association for Best Nonfiction in 2013. He has gone on to write Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne (2014), Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar (2017), and High Tide in the Korean War: How an Outnumbered American Regiment Defeated the Chinese at the Battle of Chipyong-ni (2015). In 2022, he was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice (Legionnaire) Medal by the National Infantry Association.

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