Leon was born January 23, 1962 and lived in San Francisco, California. He joined the Army at the age of 18. He was stationed in Washington serving in the 75th Ranger Platoon. Later he was stationed in North Carolina with the Delta Force unit going into Afghanistan right after 9/11. He served in the Army for 22 years and retired a Master Sergeant. After retiring in Washington in 2005, he worked with different contract companies training soldiers on new equipment. He suffered from depression and lost his battle June 26, 2015, taking his life. He leaves behind his wife, his two daughters, three grandchildren, his brother and nieces, and many friends.