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Photos and press clippings of Korean War veteran Leonard Olejnik, who served in Germany and played ball on U.S. Army teams.
Leonard Olejnik, of Merrillville, is pictured while in the U.S. Army.
Korean War veteran Leonard Olejnik, a baseball standout, reflects on his life while sitting in his Merrillville home.
A Bowen High School team photo. Leonard Olejnik, nicknamed Shadow, is the second player from the right in the bottom row.
Leonard Olejnik leaves home after a Christmas break in 1950, prior to serving in Germany during World War II.
Leonard Olejnik met Pope Pius XII while serving in Europe during the Korean War.
The 1946 baseball team for Bowen High School, on Chicago's South Side.
Leonard Olejnik and some of the other soldiers enjoy a local bar while serving in Europe during the Korean War.
Leonard Olejnik, playing catcher in his younger years.
Leonard Olejnik played for the Baltimore Lumber baseball team, among others.
Leonard Olejnik grew up in a large family at 8709 Escanaba in Chicago. And yes, that Sister is his sister.
One of a number of team photos including Leonard Olejnik.
Leonard Olejnik on Christmas Eve, 1950.
While he was in Europe during the Korean War, Leonard visited the mother of Saint Maria Goretti as well as Pope Pius XII.
Leonard Olejnik in the boxing ring.
While in Europe during the Korean War, Leonard Olejnik visited the mother of Saint Maria Goretti.
One of Leonard Olejnik's many press clippings.
Among Leonard Olejnik's many press clippings.
One of many press clippings for Leonard Olejnik.
Some of Leonard Olejnik's many press clippings
One of Leonard Olejnik's press clippings, this one from his Army baseball days in Germany during the Korean War.
U.S. Army Private Leonard Olejnik, of Merrillville, fought during the Korean War, but not in…
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