Leon Foster Buck, the son of Giles and Lydia (Hall) Buck, was born on October 22, 1878, in Westfield, New York.  He relocated to Schenectady, New York, and worked for General Electric and Mica Works. Leon then relocated to Montana to operate a ranch before joining the military.

Leon enlisted in the United States Army on July 13, 1917, and had his basic training at Fort William Henry Harrison in Montana.  Leon was sent overseas aboard the USS Leviathan on December 15, 1917. He was a Private First Class with Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Leon was killed in combat in France on July 18, 1918. He is buried in the Oise Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, France.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry